Minnesota mulls a bonding “jobs” bill, but does government stimulus really work the way its backers say?
One-person businesses are a crucial part of Minnesota’s rural economy but does the government see it that way?
Solar is slowly on the rise in Minnesota.
How do we define success when it comes to the stimulus and road construction?
Economics often focuses on “net” effects. A good example of why is federal spending to shore up the economy while state and local governments cut back.
A Minnesota family details how the stimulus money is flowing — and working
Remember those 3,500 road construction stimulus jobs in Minnesota? It’s more like 1,000 full-time.
Whose data should we trust re: stimulus money and job creation?
We’ve focused a lot at MinnEcon on the struggles of individual Minnesotans. But how are small towns coping? In this and future posts, we’ll look at some novel ways town halls are making budget. First to Baudette, population about 1,000, on the Canadian border, just south of Lake of the Woods. Like many cities, it’s Read more →
A new White House Council of Economic Advisers report estimates 20,100 Minnesota jobs saved or created so far from spending in the federal stimulus bill. OK, where are they? It’s the question we keep asking and the hardest one to answer. The White House estimate is basically a best guess. Still, I’m looking at employment Read more →