Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

January 2008

The Wal-Mart Effect: Poison or antidote for local communities?

How can you tell whether the world’s largest retailer is good or bad for your community?

All Ears [MP3]     Previous Issues



Ninth District Features

  • A growing cornucopia of organics
    Organic farming in the Ninth Federal Reserve District continues to sprout in fields and on dinner plates.
  • Send more nurses, stat!
    Despite rising wages, nurses are likely to remain scarce in many parts of the Ninth Federal Reserve District.
  • Not making the grade
    Teacher pay in the western part of the Ninth Federal Reserve District isn't competitive with other states.

District Voices


Ninth District Economic Forecast



State Roundups


Latest Articles
Early Childhood Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis