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Toby Madden

Regional Economist



Professional services firms' growth may be constrained by labor availability

June 2014 - fedgazette
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Business leaders expect increased economic growth in 2014

January 2014 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing activity grew in 2013; more companies expect growth in 2014

January 2014 - fedgazette
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Activity at professional services firms up; expected to continue

June 2013 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing activity up again in 2012; stable activity expected for 2013

January 2013 - fedgazette
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Many business leaders expect sluggish economic growth in 2013

January 2013 - fedgazette
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Professional services firms expect increase in activity

June 2012 - fedgazette

Business leaders expect solid growth for their companies in 2012

December 2011 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing activity up again in 2011; faster growth expected in 2012

December 2011 - fedgazette
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Businesses see expansion over the next four quarters

June 2011 - fedgazette

Minneapolis Fed Forecasts Economic Improvement in the Ninth District for 2011

December 2010 - News Releases

Businesses are optimistic for 2011

December 2010 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing activity up in 2010; increases expected in 2011

December 2010 - fedgazette

Mild Ninth District recovery expected to warm up

December 2010 - fedgazette
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Despite uncertainty, moderate economic growth expected

June 2010 - fedgazette

Professional services firms expect rebound over the next year

July 2010 - fedgazette

Agricultural finances slipped slightly in the fourth quarter

January 2010 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

A slow recovery is under way

January 2010 - fedgazette
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District trade increased with NAFTA

January 2010 - fedgazette
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Further evidence that businesses are still facing tough credit conditions

January 2010 - fedgazette

Looks like another slow year

January 2010 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing crashed in 2009; small bounce expected in 2010

January 2010 - fedgazette
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Minneapolis Fed Forecasts Slow Recovery in the Ninth District for 2010

December 2009 - News Releases

Blending Psychology and Economics

December 2009 - The Region
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Agricultural income takes a hit in the third quarter

October 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Economic Myth Busters

September 2009 - fedgazette
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Agriculture continues decline in second quarter

August 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Professional Services Survey

July 2009 - fedgazette

Recession persists; modest recovery in view

July 2009 - fedgazette

Economic Myth Busters

May 2009 - fedgazette
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Agriculture declines during the first quarter of 2009

April 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Minneapolis Fed Forecasts Economic Downturn will Continue Through 2009 in the Ninth District

February 2009 - News Releases

Agriculture slips in the fourth quarter of 2008

January 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

All signs point to a down 2009

January 2009 - fedgazette
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Manufacturing sliding into 2009

January 2009 - fedgazette
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Ninth District economy slips into recession

January 2009 - fedgazette
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Minneapolis Fed Looks at Credit Crunch, Forecasts Continuing Economic Downturn in the Ninth District for 2009

December 2008 - News Releases

“Current agricultural conditions are positive”

October 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Do disasters have a silver lining?

September 2008 - fedgazette

Agricultural boom loses some steam

August 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

A soft district economy expected

July 2008 - fedgazette
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Professional services firms expect sluggish activity over the next year

July 2008 - fedgazette
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Agricultural boom continues, but what lies ahead?

May 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agricultural conditions solid

January 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

A slower growing economy in 2008

January 2008 - fedgazette

Mixed bag for 2008

January 2008 - fedgazette
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Solid manufacturing growth but slow economic activity

January 2008 - fedgazette
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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

December 2007 - The Region

Good times for agriculture

October 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agricultural finances strong

July 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag producers expect higher revenues, costs

July 2007 - fedgazette

Professional services firms expect businesses to keep spending, consumers to reduce spending

July 2007 - fedgazette

West outpaces east in district economic growth

July 2007 - fedgazette

Farmers optimistic for 2007

April 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agriculture bounces back in fourth quarter 2006

January 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Business leaders see growth in 2007

January 2007 - fedgazette

Manufacturing: “Business is booming—cannot keep up with orders”

January 2007 - fedgazette

Moderate economic growth expected in 2007

January 2007 - fedgazette

Get a job and love it

November 2006 - fedgazette

Agriculture slips during third quarter

October 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Tough second quarter for agricultural producers

July 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District economic growth remains on track

July 2006 - fedgazette

Energy drives district farmers' planting decisions

July 2006 - fedgazette

Professional services firms anticipate higher profits, tighter labor supply

July 2006 - fedgazette

Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games

June 2006 - The Region

Farm profits down slightly in first quarter; may dip further in second

April 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Farm profits up in 2005, but dark clouds are on the horizon

January 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District business leaders expect modest overall growth in 2006

January 2006 - fedgazette
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District economic expansion to continue in 2006

January 2006 - fedgazette

Manufacturing: On the up and up

January 2006 - fedgazette
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Katrina reaches into the Ninth District

November 2005 - fedgazette

Despite large harvest, ag lenders worry

October 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Many agricultural lenders report increased farm income in the second quarter

July 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District economy continues to grow

July 2005 - fedgazette

Manufacturing lots of work for little profit

May 2005 - fedgazette
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Winter Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey Results: Size Comparison

May 2005 - fedgazette

Winter Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey Results: State Comparison

May 2005 - fedgazette

District agricultural producers benefited from strong prices

April 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag year ends on high note

January 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag conditions were solid despite cool weather

January 2005 - fedgazette

Business leaders very optimistic

January 2005 - fedgazette

District economy to expand in 2005

January 2005 - fedgazette

District natural resources still an economic factor

November 2004 - fedgazette

Ag conditions were solid despite cool weather

October 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Bank Web sites double in four years

September 2004 - fedgazette

Manufacturing machine heats up

September 2004 - fedgazette
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Retail price hikes expected

September 2004 - fedgazette

Ag conditions remain strong despite cool weather

July 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Solid growth expected for district economy

July 2004 - fedgazette

Manufacturing some optimism in the district

May 2004 - fedgazette
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High prices prompt strong ag conditions

April 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Lenders optimistic following a strong fourth quarter

March 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Cattle prices on a two-year wild ride

March 2004 - fedgazette

An economic expansion with jobs expected in 2004

January 2004 - fedgazette

Business outlook best in four years

January 2004 - fedgazette
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Manufacturers cautiously optimistic for second half of 2003

November 2003 - fedgazette
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Drought led to mediocre third quarter, but end-of-year outlook buoyant

October 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Community bank Web sites offer personal touch

September 2003 - fedgazette

Workforce quality top consideration for Minnesota companies

September 2003 - fedgazette

First-quarter ag survey shows west and east are hurting

July 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Lenders expect agriculture finances to increase this year

July 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

First-quarter ag survey shows west and east are hurting

July 2003 - fedgazette

Low-key expansion continues for district

July 2003 - fedgazette

Agriculture up in Minnesota and eastern Dakotas, but down in Montana and western Dakotas

May 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Crop price increases a mixed blessing

May 2003 - fedgazette

District manufacturers: tough 2002, cautiously optimistic 2003

May 2003 - fedgazette
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Tax collections vary widely across the district

March 2003 - fedgazette

Agricultural conditions mixed in third quarter

January 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agricultural conditions mixed in third quarter

January 2003 - fedgazette
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Business leaders are slightly optimistic for 2003

January 2003 - fedgazette
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District economy to expand modestly

January 2003 - fedgazette

Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

November 2002 - fedgazette
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Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

September 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Bank Web sites address privacy concerns—customers and their own

September 2002 - fedgazette

Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

September 2002 - fedgazette
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Agricultural finances weaken

July 2002 - fedgazette

District economy expected to recover modestly

July 2002 - fedgazette

Agricultural Financial Performance Weakens

May 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agricultural Financial Performance Weakens

May 2002 - fedgazette
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Survey shows Minnesota manufacturers cautiously optimistic about recovery in 2002

May 2002 - fedgazette

Echo boomers are in their 20s

March 2002 - fedgazette

Farmers' and ranchers' financial conditions deteriorate slightly

January 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Business leaders pessimistic for 2002

January 2002 - fedgazette
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District economy slowed in 2001; expected to remain sluggish in 2002

January 2002 - fedgazette

Farmers' and ranchers' financial conditions deteriorate slightly

January 2002 - fedgazette
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Financial condition of farmers and ranchers varies across the district

November 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Despite poor first half, manufacturers express hope for late rebound

November 2001 - fedgazette
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Financial condition of farmers and ranchers varies across the district

November 2001 - fedgazette
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Natural Resources play a minor, but important, role in the district economy

September 2001 - fedgazette

Ninth District bank Web sites increase services

September 2001 - fedgazette

Little change in overall finances of district farmers and ranchers

July 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District activity echoes slow national growth

July 2001 - fedgazette

Little change in overall finances of district farmers and ranchers

July 2001 - fedgazette
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Ninth District economy mirrors the U.S. slowdown.

July 2001 - fedgazette

District farm outlook uncertain, but North Dakota upbeat

May 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District farm outlook uncertain, but North Dakota upbeat

May 2001 - fedgazette
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District farmers and ranchers in better financial condition

January 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

A slower, but still growing Ninth District economy forecast for 2001

January 2001 - fedgazette
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Business poll reflects cautious optimism

January 2001 - fedgazette
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District farmers and ranchers in better financial condition

January 2001 - fedgazette
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Ag finances improve, but farmers still struggling

October 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag finances improve, but farmers still struggling

October 2000 - fedgazette
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Montana fires ignite questions about economic impact

October 2000 - fedgazette

Ninth District Bank Web Sites

October 2000 - fedgazette

Ninth District bank Web sites become more sophisticated

October 2000 - fedgazette

Ag bankers see improving conditions-In the midst of a mostly dour farm economy, ag bankers in the Ninth District are reporting improved financial conditions

July 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag bankers see improving conditions

July 2000 - fedgazette
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The district economy continues to sail along

July 2000 - fedgazette

Farmer and rancher financial conditions improve

April 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Banks face new rules and intense competition

April 2000 - fedgazette

Farmer and rancher financial conditions improve

April 2000 - fedgazette
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Bankers report farmers have some breathing room

January 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Bankers report farmers have some breathing room

January 2000 - fedgazette
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Look for a growing economy in the new millennium

January 2000 - fedgazette

Ninth District economy enters the new year in good shape

January 2000 - fedgazette

Farmers continue to struggle

October 1999 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Farm problems put squeeze on agricultural banks

October 1999 - fedgazette

Farmers continue to struggle

October 1999 - fedgazette
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Community bank Web sites: The current picture

July 1999 - fedgazette
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District economy will continue to grow, but some slowing creeps in

July 1999 - fedgazette

Farmers are still hurting

July 1999 - fedgazette
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E-commerce: For some businesses, the only way to go

April 1999 - fedgazette

Reduced income plagues farmers

April 1999 - fedgazette
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