Minnesota's economic growth just so-so

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 5, 2012 - 11:58 PM

The state was No. 23, middle of the pack, in a federal ranking for 2011.

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drposterJun. 5, 12 8:34 PM

Go Dayton!! So-So is better than worst Senator.

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jrn56Jun. 5, 12 8:41 PM

Thank you republicans for concentrating on devisive social issues instead of jobs!!!!

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pmarc078Jun. 5, 12 8:59 PM

the new billion dollar football stadium should solve everything though right?

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mrdaveJun. 5, 12 9:20 PM

Clearly, what we need is more tax cuts for our wealthy job creators. They've obviously become tired from creating so many jobs so they need another jolt of tax cuts to keep going!

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mn2niceJun. 5, 1210:02 PM

Why is it that the people who should be creating the jobs (business) are complaining the most about jobs not being created? And they want us to believe they are leaders.

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godiveJun. 6, 12 6:57 AM

What this article misses is the over burdoning regulations and Taxs. Wish they would have compared to Wisconsin. I think the changes Walker installed has their GDP higher than ours.

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pitythefoolsJun. 6, 12 7:15 AM

Didn't MN just lose a tier of unemployment benefits because our unemployment rate is so low?

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treddleJun. 6, 12 7:22 AM

The Minnesota economy is not insulated from the global economy. The Euro zone has been traditionally one of our largest trading partners and they have been going through debt crisis after debt crisis after debt crisis. Germany, the once shining star in the global economy in no small part because of its export based economy, has been in recession for the past two quarters. I heard a financial industry insider point to the debt crisis in Greece as having played no small part in the current environment. My thought was if Greece's puny little economy can do this to the Global economy, what is in store when Italy or Spain hit the brick wall? You want a little reality check? Spain's unemployment rate is standing at just shy of 25% right now. What is it going to look like in the next 6 months?! The United States and Minnesota are going to be lucky to get by with just a recession by the end of this year.

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ezekial2517Jun. 6, 12 8:45 AM

Companies will hire when their demand increases. Demand will increase when consumers have $ in their pockets. Consumers will have $ in their pockets when their employers (if they're employed) stop nickel and diming.

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elmore1Jun. 6, 12 9:19 AM

Sure glad that Gov Veto focused all of his attention on the Vikes Stadium! Let's create a 100 yr govt funded program to build Pyramids by hand. That will create lots of high paying union jobs for a long time. How will we pay for it? Higher taxes for all.

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