Trends + Issues


Survey: Worsening Business Conditions Ahead

TCB's Quarterly Economic Indicators survey

October 30, 2015


St. Paul Drops Parking Meter Proposal On Grand Avenue

Dave Thune of the St. Paul city council believes "the meters just are not a good idea anymore" and will move to drop the proposal.

October 29, 2015


UPDATE: Grand Ave Parking Meter Opponents Feel Powerless

Community leaders along St. Paul’s Grand Avenue argue the installation of paid parking meters would lose the city money and push away residents.

October 26, 2015

Dayton among the governors calling for end to Cuban trade embargo

Mark Dayton is one of nine governors who have written to Congress leaders asking for U.S. sanctions against Cuba to be lifted. Although the once-frosty relations between the U.S. and the Communist...

October 17, 2015

Business leaders, low-income workers head-to-head over sick pay plans

Packed sidewalk at Minneapolis City Hall. #MplsWorks — Leah Vered Solo (@leahsolo) October 15, 2015 Having seen proposed fair scheduling rules shelved for now...

October 17, 2015


Railroads Want Mandated Safety Upgrade Deadline Pushed Back

Companies say train shipments might have to grind to a halt without an extension, but some argue that railroads are behind due to misguided priorities.

October 12, 2015


How Prepared Are MN Retailers For The Chip Card Switch?

Three-quarters of merchants behind when it comes to taking chip card payments.

October 01, 2015

What Does Wealth Management Mean To Millennials?

What the smartphone generation wants to do with their money.

September 30, 2015

How Businesses Are Improving Their Cybersecurity

Other businesses can learn about cybersecurity from the health care and financial services industries.

September 30, 2015

No new contracts, but Iron Range workers will keep working during talks

The end of August brought the expiration of labor contracts for 2,300 Minnesota mine workers. But employees of U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal will stay on the job, having been instructed by the...

August 31, 2015

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