Research

MN Loses 4,200 Jobs In A "Very Disappointing" April

Only three sectors added jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, with manufacturing being the only real bright spot in Minnesota’s private sector.

May 15, 2014

Report: Minnesota No. 31 on graduation rate ranking

State officials have recently touted an improving graduation rate in Minnesota, but a new national report says Minnesota’s 78 percent overall graduation rate leaves it in the bottom half...

April 28, 2014

Economic Spring

Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

April 21, 2014

Jobs

MN Adds 2,600 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Professional and business services, as well as the construction industry, contributed largely to March’s gains; the leisure and hospitality sector, along with retail, struggled during the month.

April 17, 2014

MN Business Leaders Identify Their Legislative Priorities

In a recent poll, Minnesota business leaders identified the issues they'd prefer to see lawmakers address this session.

April 01, 2014

Study: $50M Nicollet Mall makeover could generate $100M in spending

A new study says a $50 million facelift for Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will more than pay for itself – spurring $106 million in additional spending and creating 860 jobs, the Downtown...

March 20, 2014

Thanks, Uncle Sam: Survey shows how we'll spend our tax refunds

Splurge…or plan for a rainy day? According to a new survey reported in the Wall Street Journal, half of all American adults who expect to get a tax return this year indicate that they plan to...

March 18, 2014

Analysis of MN's post-Obamacare insurance market finds competition about the same

A new analysis of health insurance market competition by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds Minnesota remains about as competitive as it was before Obamacare took effect. And Kaiser found that when...

March 17, 2014

Money

MN Banks' Profits Outpace National Growth

Profits at Minnesota-based banks climbed more than 17 percent in 2013, outpacing the national growth rate of 9.6 percent.

February 26, 2014

Young Invincibles Report

Jobless Young People Add $53 To Your Tax Bill, Study Says

A new study suggests that the federal government would recoup billions of dollars if more young people found work; it turns out, however, that Minnesota’s labor force is not to blame.

January 09, 2014

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