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Making surety bonds a surer thing for Native contractors

Recent changes to a federal bond-guarantee program could help construction firms in Indian Country and elsewhere do business.
Andrew Twite, Ahna Minge
January 2014 - Community Dividend

Ninth District employment services sector: Not a temporary blip

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2014 - fedgazette

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2013

November 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Rural Data Portal gets an update

October 2013 - Community Dividend

Bakken activity: How wide is the ripple effect?

Rob Grunewald, Dulguun Batbold
May 2013 - fedgazette

Government employment: Job insecurity

Despite the imprimatur of job security, the ax has (belatedly) fallen on public sector employment, especially at the local level
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Local governments go to the barbershop

Tight budgets mean many local services are getting a haircut, and some more than others
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Please do this. Good luck

Unfunded mandates and revenue handcuffs
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Forecast models and surveys point to steady growth in 2013

District Economic Outlook
Rob Grunewald, Joe Mahon
January 2013 - fedgazette

Many business leaders expect sluggish economic growth in 2013

Business Outlook Poll
Toby Madden
January 2013 - fedgazette

"Agripreneur" program helps rural Latinos become small-scale farmers

An initiative of Minneapolis-based Main Street Project teaches budding farmers, or "agripreneurs," to raise and sell poultry and other agricultural products as part of an emerging local food network.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Call for papers: The eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Ninth District community conditions are mixed, Minneapolis Fed report finds

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Spanning the spectrum of Native workforce development

Initiatives under way in the Ninth District demonstrate that Native-focused organizations are working to increase work preparedness, education levels, and employment rates in the communities they serv
Jacob Wascalus
July 2012 - Community Dividend

Desperately seeking workers in the oil patch

Jobs go begging in booming western North Dakota and northeastern Montana
Phil Davies
April 2012 - fedgazette

Tribal college receives $18.9 million for career training initiative

April 2012 - Community Dividend

Anatomy of the measurement problem

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2012 - fedgazette

Self-employed: To be, or not to be

Unfortunately, that's a question without easy answers
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2012 - fedgazette

Fed Community Development offices launch community survey initiatives

A new Reserve Bank-led initiative is designed to gather front-line information on economic conditions in low- to moderate-income communities.
Ela Rausch
January 2012 - Community Dividend

Minneapolis Fed launches Ninth District Community Insight report series

January 2012 - Community Dividend

Business leaders expect solid growth for their companies in 2012

Business Outlook Poll
Toby Madden
December 2011 - fedgazette

Workforce 2020: Uniting business and education in Rochester, Minnesota

A unique initiative led by a broad-based group of community leaders is working to address workforce development issues in Rochester, Minn.
Wudase Tefera
October 2011 - Community Dividend

The fine print on tracking establishments

Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2011 - fedgazette

The rural welcome wagon

The loss of young people is widely feared in rural areas, but new research is showing gains among middle-age families
David Fettig
July 2011 - fedgazette

Businesses see expansion over the next four quarters

Business Outlook Poll
Toby Madden
June 2011 - fedgazette

OPEBs: What lies beneath the balance sheet

Rising costs for retiree health care and other post-employment benefits lurk for many state and local governments
Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2011 - fedgazette

Where OPEBs come from

Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2011 - fedgazette

Unemployment insurance: Employers shoveling in a deep hole

Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2011 - fedgazette

Public pension benefits & the law

Two pension experts offer insights into legal aspects of pension benefit protections for local and state government workers
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2011 - fedgazette

Public pensions: Feeding, and fixing, the sausage machine

Many public pensions are underfunded. Does that matter?
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2011 - fedgazette

The pension bill. Ouch

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2011 - fedgazette

Top of the pension class

Size doesn’t matter. It’s how you are allowed, expected and required to manage
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2011 - fedgazette

Businesses are optimistic for 2011

Business Outlook Poll
Toby Madden
December 2010 - fedgazette

Mild Ninth District recovery expected to warm up

District Economic Outlook
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
December 2010 - fedgazette

Degrees of Job Security

We tend to assume that high-wage workers are recession proof. But a good education offers better protection against job loss than a big paycheck
Terry J. Fitzgerald, Phil Davies, Wonho Chung
December 2010 - The Region

Adopting a place-conscious approach to community development: A conversation with Margery Austin Turner of the Urban Institute

Community Dividend speaks with Margery Austin Turner, Vice President for Research at the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, to learn about her comprehensive, thought
Sandy Gerber
October 2010 - Community Dividend

Are economic development incentives doing their JOBZ?

An interview with university researchers looking at the popular Minnesota program
Joe Mahon
October 2010 - fedgazette

Tax Buyouts

Raising government revenue without distorting work decisions
Fabrizio Perri, Marco Del Negro, Fabiano Schivardi
September 2010 - The Region

Interview with Thomas Sargent

New York University economist on the state of modern macro, polar models of bank regulation and the problem of persistently high unemployment
August 2010 - The Region

When half-full feels more like three-quarters

Recession and the Ninth District
Terry J. Fitzgerald, Ronald A. Wirtz, Wonho Chung
July 2010 - fedgazette

Despite uncertainty, moderate economic growth expected

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
June 2010 - fedgazette

Professional services firms expect rebound over the next year

Toby Madden
June 2010 - fedgazette

Sing sweetly (please), employment canary

Survey of staffing firms suggests some—slow—recovery in the jobs market
Ronald A. Wirtz
June 2010 - fedgazette

Union Atlantic

Book review
Ryan Williams
June 2010 - The Region

Interview with Robert Hall

Stanford University economist on labor market dynamics, financial frictions, monetary policy and dating a recession
Douglas Clement
June 2010 - The Region

Taxes, Wages and Human Capital

Progressive tax policies decrease before-tax wage inequality, suggests research by Fatih Guvenen and colleagues, by diminishing motivation to acquire higher education and job skills
Douglas Clement
June 2010 - The Region

A rear-view mirror on cash for clunkers

Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2010 - fedgazette

A slow recovery is under way

District Economic Outlook
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2010 - fedgazette

Patch job: repairing the unemployment safety net

State unemployment insurance funds are facing big challenges that could have long-term consequences for employers and workers
Mike Meyers
November 2009 - fedgazette

OMG! Like, where are all the teen workers?

Teens have been quietly, and increasingly, leaving the labor force
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2009 - fedgazette

Tingerthal joins Consumer Advisory Council

May 2009 - Community Dividend

Fed releases report on concentrated poverty

January 2009 - Community Dividend

Economy: Funny odd, not funny ha-ha

Minnesota State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Are Income Gains Due to More Wives Working Longer Hours?

Terry J. Fitzgerald
September 2008 - The Region

Just what is the middle class, and other stuff

Terry J. Fitzgerald, Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2008 - fedgazette

Say hello to the modest good life for me

Anxiety over middle class living is complex, but probably not as warranted as the hand-wringing might suggest
Terry J. Fitzgerald, Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2008 - fedgazette

Supersize me

Consumption trends suggest middle class continuing to get ahead
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2008 - fedgazette

What is the job market outlook for new college graduates this spring?

District Voices
May 2008 - fedgazette

Working hard at working hard

North Dakota State Roundup
May 2008 - fedgazette

A metals coin flip: Company might win some, lose some.

Michigan State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

Is there an animal doctor in the house?

The field of veterinary medicine is evolving, and a labor battle is brewing.
Ronald A. Wirtz
March 2008 - fedgazette

Not making the grade

Teacher pay in the western part of the Ninth Federal Reserve District isn't competitive with other states.
Joe Mahon
January 2008 - fedgazette

Send more nurses, stat!

Despite rising wages, nurses are likely to remain scarce in many parts of the Ninth Federal Reserve District.
Joe Mahon
January 2008 - fedgazette

I'm outta here, but I'll be back

Wisconsin State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Laboring over job vacancies

Minnesota State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Rolling the ICE dice

Immigrant workers play a key role in district labor markets, and employers and workers alike walk a legal tightrope.
Kathy Cobb
November 2007 - fedgazette

Welcome home, please

South Dakota State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

You can't eat the blackboard

Montana State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Cities vie for GE facility

Montana State Roundup
September 2007 - fedgazette

Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Book Review
Terry J. Fitzgerald
September 2007 - The Region

Has Middle America Stagnated?

A closer look at hourly wages
Terry J. Fitzgerald
September 2007 - The Region

Help wanted

North Dakota State Roundup
September 2007 - fedgazette

Taking the bite out of workers' comp

Insuring against workplace injuries isn't as costly as it once was.
Joe Mahon
September 2007 - fedgazette

Has your business, and others in your industry, been able to find adequate seasonal labor this summer?

District Voices
July 2007 - fedgazette

If it weren't for bad luck

Michigan State Roundup
July 2007 - fedgazette

Nowhere to go but up

Michigan State Roundup
July 2007 - fedgazette

Just a little off the (benefits) top

Michigan State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Lumber labor getting chopped

Montana State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Workers hard to find

Montana State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

A minimum wager

Will a rising wage floor lift all workers, or put too many in the unemployment line?
Joe Mahon
March 2007 - fedgazette

Bills target undocumented workers

Montana State Roundup
March 2007 - fedgazette

Live to fly another day

Michigan State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

Manufacturing showing its muscle

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

Mission shift

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

Ragged auto coattails

Minnesota State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

The health benefits of being a cheesehead

Wisconsin State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

When Chicken Little is wrong

Despite fears, the sky didn't fall on Michigan's Upper Peninsula when Sawyer Air Force Base closed.
Kathy Cobb
January 2007 - fedgazette

Get a job and love it

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Employment.
Toby Madden
November 2006 - fedgazette

Getting some job traction

Minnesota State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

Iron Range hot with major projects

Minnesota State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

Defibrillating employment in biosciences

Minnesota State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

It pays to work … less?

Minnesota State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

Manufacturing “bioproduct” jobs

Montana State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

Professional services firms anticipate higher profits, tighter labor supply

Accountants, architects, engineers and other professional services firms did well over the past year and expect to continue to grow over the next four quarters, according to results of the first surve
Manal Alam, Toby Madden
July 2006 - fedgazette

Through snow, rain, but maybe not consolidation

South Dakota State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

If You Lost Your Job ...

By distinguishing between insurance and liquidity, Fed visiting economists topple the conventional wisdom about unemployment insurance.
Douglas Clement
June 2006 - The Region

Actuarial Funding Ratios

Charts of public employee pension funds.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

An actuarial balancing act

Debates over public pensions can quickly plunge into the pool of minutiae and tediousness.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

And how about your pension, sir?

Federal Reserve System offers a pension that has feet in both the new and the old pension worlds.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

Covet thy neighbor’s -- pension? Public vs. private

A discussion of public pensions can’t go on for very long without someone comparing them to their private counterparts. Comparisons are logical, of course, but not quite as straightforward as it might
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

Driving for a license

Occupational licensing continues to grow, but benefits to consumers are not obvious.
Morris Kleiner
May 2006 - fedgazette

Enjoying retirement (plans)

Minnesota State Roundup
May 2006 - fedgazette

Gasping over GASB

Post-retirement health benefits could bring a shock to governments, retirees.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

In case of pension emergency

Legislatures nationwide will no doubt be debating what to do about public pensions with large unfunded liabilities. Below are two options getting considerable attention.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

Minimum wage stays ... minimum

South Dakota State Roundup
May 2006 - fedgazette

Pension deficit disorder

Local and state public pensions are trying to get traction on a slippery funding slope.
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2006 - fedgazette

District Map: Employment Growth in Top 25 Percent of District Counties Dependent on Farm Payments

March 2006 - fedgazette

Unemployment trust fund also down and out

South Dakota State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

Unemployment hits 30-year low

Montana State Roundup
January 2006 - fedgazette

A missing bogeyman

County employment shocks and recoveries show a wide diversity of sources.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2005 - fedgazette

Characteristics of Shocked and Nonshocked District Counties

Table: Characteristics of Shocked and Nonshocked District Counties
November 2005 - fedgazette

Company mass layoffs: The “other” job shock

Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2005 - fedgazette

County employment: Shocks and rebounds

Lots of counties experience major job loss, but why they do and how well they recover is more of a mystery.
Terry J. Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Ball, Mark Holland
November 2005 - fedgazette

Ellsworth Air Force Base: BRAC in business

South Dakota State Roundup
November 2005 - fedgazette

Helicopter churn: The macro view on job loss and growth

Terry J. Fitzgerald, Mark Holland
November 2005 - fedgazette

Job shocks: Resuscitation or suffocation?

How local economies react after suffering a major decline in employment.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2005 - fedgazette

Job shocks: When lightning threatens again

Colin Hartman, Joe Larson
November 2005 - fedgazette

Map of District Counties With Employment Shocks, 1990-93

November 2005 - fedgazette

Methodology: A county slice in time

Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2005 - fedgazette

Shocked, only not: False positive cases of employment decline

Dan Mayberry
November 2005 - fedgazette

Work, and then work some more

North Dakota State Roundup
November 2005 - fedgazette

A cheap pain in the neck

North Dakota State Roundup
September 2005 - fedgazette

Does job training pay off?

Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2005 - The Region

Getting Back on Your Feet

Just how effective is our expanding public system for helping dislocated workers?
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2005 - The Region

Here's to your health (insurance)

Wisconsin State Roundup
September 2005 - fedgazette

What layoffs?

Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2005 - The Region

How is your business/community faring in finding available workers for this summer’s tourist season?

District Voices
July 2005 - fedgazette

Inquiry delves into pension deficits

Montana State Roundup
July 2005 - fedgazette

Why Johnny Can't Work

A theory of why countries do (or don't) restrict child labor. And what it may tell us about the true wealth of nations.
Douglas Clement
June 2005 - The Region

Foreign Inc.

You might not be able to spot foreign-owned firms in the district, but they add local jobs and some nuance to the globalization debate.
Colbey Sullivan
May 2005 - fedgazette

More government jobs, but at what wage?

South Dakota State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

A dynamic economy means churning employment

Rob Grunewald
March 2005 - fedgazette

An open house for real estate agents

In the last few years the real estate market, both nationwide and in the Ninth District, has been on fire. And, like moths swarming to that fire, the market for real estate agents has also swelled.
Joe Mahon
March 2005 - fedgazette

Keep on truckin' (please)

With the economy picking up traction, truck drivers are in short supply.
Joe Mahon
March 2005 - fedgazette

Waging war on wages

Wisconsin State Roundup
March 2005 - fedgazette

Help wanted, again

As the economy improves, labor shortages are likely to be on the minds of employers more often.
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2005 - fedgazette

Job description: Track hiring demand

Indicators suggest rising labor demand, but blind spots remain
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2005 - fedgazette

Nursing a shortage

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2005 - fedgazette

Ready, set dance

Employers adjust to supply/demand of labor markets.
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2005 - fedgazette

State's oil wells need more workers

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2005 - fedgazette

The hard hat blues

Why do good jobs go begging in certain sectors?
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2005 - fedgazette

Job Search

Minneapolis Fed directors ponder the "jobless recovery."
Ronald A. Wirtz
December 2004 - The Region

Bring us your tired, huddled masses (we’ve got job openings)

Employers strapped for labor have turned to immigrants to fill jobs spurned by many natives.
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

Faces of change

In a flashback to the early 20th century, immigrants from all over the world are settling in the district, and not just in its inner cities.
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

Ninth Federal Reserve District County Analysis Summary

Table of Ninth Federal Reserve District County Analysis Summary
September 2004 - fedgazette

Dialing up call centers

A slumping industry shows signs of life
Frank Jossi
May 2004 - fedgazette

Office flu shots, anyone?

Some district office markets still recovering from downturn, but some never got sick in the first place
Joe Mahon
March 2004 - fedgazette

Welcome to retirement. Now back to work

Will the district’s aging population affect its labor supply and will our economy suffer?
Douglas Clement
March 2004 - fedgazette

An economic expansion with jobs expected in 2004

2004 Ninth District Economic Forecast
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2004 - fedgazette

Business outlook best in four years

fedgazette Business Outlook Poll
Toby Madden
January 2004 - fedgazette

European Vacation: Why Americans Work More Than Europeans

Taxes, not culture, account for the difference, according to economist Ed Prescott.
Douglas Clement
December 2003 - The Region

Shrinking a deadweight loss

A proposal to reform Social Security
Douglas Clement
December 2003 - The Region

Wives at Work

From 1950 to 1990, married women tripled their hours in the workplace. New research suggests that reduced wage discrimination—not better appliances or higher incomes—caused this sea change in the work
Phil Davies
December 2003 - The Region

Fido to the rescue

Despite the gloom, there are success stories in manufacturing.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2003 - fedgazette

Is your city or region experiencing a jobless economic recovery?

District Voices
November 2003 - fedgazette

Love, pickup trucks and lost manufacturing jobs

The manufacturing recession has left many singing the employment blues, with district states learning the song by heart
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2003 - fedgazette

Minnesota leads district in wage rates

Smith Wilkinson
November 2003 - fedgazette

Something, anything for the pain

Almost nobody’s been spared in the manufacturing recession spread far and wide
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2003 - fedgazette

Mines combine

Michigan State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

Montana faces first job loss in 16 years

Montana State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

Workforce quality top consideration for Minnesota companies

A major issue in location decisions
Naomi Cytron, Toby Madden
September 2003 - fedgazette

District manufacturers: tough 2002, cautiously optimistic 2003

Results of the Minneapolis Fed's winter survey of manufacturers.
Toby Madden
May 2003 - fedgazette

Has your business been affected by the deployment of military reservists?

District Voices
May 2003 - fedgazette

Manufacturing employment down in urban and rural areas

Rob Grunewald
May 2003 - fedgazette

Temporary canary

Growth in the temporary staffing industry fluttered during the recession, and signs of a spring pickup are hard to read
Frank Jossi
March 2003 - fedgazette

A jobless expansion isn't all bad news

Rob Grunewald
January 2003 - fedgazette

Designing a brain drain plug

States create incentives to keep their best and brightest
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2003 - fedgazette

District economy to expand modestly

2003 Ninth District Economic Forecast
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2003 - fedgazette

Plugging the brain drain

States fret over losing their young, educated workers, and many are scrambling for ways to stop the outward flow
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2003 - fedgazette

Retention/out-migration of college graduates, by state

Retention/out-migration by Ninth District States
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2003 - fedgazette

A labor vacuum with no population suction

Declining rural populations could have labor consequences for metro regions
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2002 - fedgazette

Letter to the Editor

Comment on fedgazette article on underemployment and labor shortages.
September 2002 - fedgazette

A Snapshot of Labor Availability

Minnesota Labor Availability
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

A Snapshot of Labor Availability

North Dakota Labor Availability
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

A Snapshot of Labor Availability

South Dakota Labor Availability
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

Cures for health care ills

Are there answers to our health care problems? Here are four ideas and how they're faring in the Ninth District
Douglas Clement
July 2002 - fedgazette

New economy value meal, please

The hype is all high-skills and high-pay, but the meat is maybe something less
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

Personal income growth slows in district

Rob Grunewald
July 2002 - fedgazette

Shall we dance?

As jobs grow but the labor pool doesn't, job matching becomes essential to make sure everybody gets the right partner
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

Strength in hidden numbers

Underemployment and skill mismatches offer glimpse behind area labor shortages
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2002 - fedgazette

How would you describe your company's placement trends in the previous few months, and what are your expectations for the coming months?

District Voices
May 2002 - fedgazette

Mr. Recession, meet Mr. Labor Shortage

Not long ago, labor shortages were the big concern on Main Street. Has the recession changed that?
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2002 - fedgazette

Rural health care: Heal thyself?

Jane Brissett
May 2002 - fedgazette

Survey shows Minnesota manufacturers cautiously optimistic about recovery in 2002

Survey of state manufacturers in January and February 2002
Toby Madden
May 2002 - fedgazette

The cost of living

Health care spending is higher than ever and still climbing. Why? And what can be done about it?
Douglas Clement
May 2002 - fedgazette

Big house on the prairie

Despite protests by some, small town leaders have sought out prisons as economic saviors. Both the critics' deepest fears and the boosters' highest hopes are likely to go unfulfilled.
Douglas Clement
January 2002 - fedgazette

District economy slowed in 2001; expected to remain sluggish in 2002

2002 Ninth District Economic Outlook
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2002 - fedgazette

Economy in recession

Rob Grunewald
January 2002 - fedgazette

Private vs. public: the prison debate

Can private prisons save tax dollars? The evidence is inconclusive.
Douglas Clement
January 2002 - fedgazette

Wanted criminals

For two decades, prisons have been a growth strategy for small towns. Does the strategy work? And will it in the future?
Douglas Clement
January 2002 - fedgazette

Beige Book reflects weakened economic conditions in district

November 2001 - fedgazette

District activity echoes slow national growth

District Economic Review
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
July 2001 - fedgazette

Ninth District Education—by the numbers

Rob Grunewald
July 2001 - fedgazette

Ninth District economy mirrors the U.S. slowdown.

What is the impact of the slowdown on employment?
Toby Madden
July 2001 - fedgazette

What is the current job market outlook for college graduates? Has it changed in the past year?

District Voices
July 2001 - fedgazette

Do Unions Work?

What are the economic pros and cons of labor unions?
Douglas Clement
May 2001 - fedgazette

Labor Pains

Union strength has reached a low point in the Ninth District, with few bright spots. What brought unions to their knees? And will they rise again?
Douglas Clement
May 2001 - fedgazette

Phone Home

Call centers are finding a lot to like in the district, which might have long-term impact on small cities
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2001 - fedgazette

State of the Union

Labor unions have a long and proud heritage in Ninth District states. This issue's cover stories look at that legacy and the changes that have occurred over time
Douglas Clement
May 2001 - fedgazette

How has the health care worker shortage affected your facility, and what steps are you taking to alleviate the problem?

District Voices
March 2001 - fedgazette

“Beer Town” holds on to brewing legacy

Rosie Cataldo
March 2001 - fedgazette

Under the Influence

All engines are go for the the ethanol industry, but whether that continues hinges on fickle consumers and government policy
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2001 - fedgazette

Eau Claire at front of metro class

Wisconsin State Roundup
October 2000 - fedgazette

Montana's blasting into (aero)space

Rosie Cataldo
October 2000 - fedgazette

District farm wages are higher than national average

July 2000 - fedgazette

Jobs wanted: Will work for (next to) nothing

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2000 - fedgazette

Ninth District Outlook

Ninth District Economic Forecast Charts
January 2000 - fedgazette

Workers receive good news, bad news on wage front

South Dakota State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Minimum wage as price support

Amid calls in Congress for an increase in the minimum wage, the fedgazette presents two opposing views, an editorial from the Minneapolis StarTribune in favor of such a raise and an editorial from a M
Preston J. Miller
October 1999 - fedgazette

Working Wage: The minimum wage needs another boost

Amid calls in Congress for an increase in the minimum wage, the fedgazette presents two opposing views, an editorial from the Minneapolis StarTribune in favor of such a raise and an editorial from a M
October 1999 - fedgazette

A Higher Minimum Wage-A Mistake Waiting to Happen

Guest Editorial: Preston Miller, vice president and economic advisor, discusses the merits and demerits of an increasing minimum wage.
Preston J. Miller
September 1999 - The Region

Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We're Better Off Than We Think

Book Review
Preston J. Miller
March 1999 - The Region

Can the U.S. economy weather world storms?

Minneapolis Fed President Gary Stern observes the nation's resilient economic performance in light of current and potential economic crises
Gary H. Stern
November 1998 - fedgazette

Trade job growth slows

April 1998 - fedgazette

Are we running on empty?

David S. Dahl
January 1998 - fedgazette

District business leaders are upbeat about '98

Ninth District Business Poll
David S. Dahl
January 1998 - fedgazette

Good news continues for Ninth District economy

Ninth District Economic Forecast
David S. Dahl, Edward Lotterman, Heidi Taylor Aggeler
January 1998 - fedgazette

Metro Outlook '98

Ninth District metro areas share concerns over tight workforce, downtown viability and other issues
David Fettig
January 1998 - fedgazette

Percent change in average annual pay from 1995 to 1996

United States Map
October 1997 - fedgazette

Staffing tourism business not an easy task

Kathy Cobb
April 1997 - fedgazette

Tourism may be a young industry, but its impact is anything but small

Tourism has become one of the leading Ninth District industries, supplying thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact, but the relatively young industry face big challenges in the co
Kathy Cobb
April 1997 - fedgazette

District economy expected to slow through 1997

Ninth District Economic Forecast
January 1997 - fedgazette

Jobs creation and government policy,

Excerpt from a speech Mr. Jordan originally delivered in November at the Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas AC in Merida, Mexico.
Jerry L. Jordan
January 1997 - fedgazette

Producing jobs is key for Indian reservations

Editorial from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper and is expressly the opinion of the writer, not the Minneapolis Fed.
January 1997 - fedgazette

Gold in "them-thar" hills important to western South Dakota

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

Incentives don't just lure jobs, they create them

Letter to the editor received in response to the Minneapolis Fed's special issue of The Region magazine, "The Economic War Among the States" (June 1996), and in response to columns that have appeared
October 1996 - fedgazette

Taconite keeps Minnesota's Iron Range working

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

The Upper Peninsula watches mining jobs disappear

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

The Upper Peninsula must seize control of its own economic future

William E. Vandament
October 1995 - fedgazette

The new economics of a minimum wage hike

Preston J. Miller
October 1995 - fedgazette

Productivity primer

How does economy grow?
David S. Dahl
April 1995 - fedgazette

When a town's economy surges, housing feels the ripple

Kathy Cobb
October 1994 - fedgazette

Amid noise of its prominent closures, Eau Claire continues to grow

David Fettig
April 1993 - fedgazette

When a “company town” loses its company, no magic formula for recovery

Successful towns cite community effort, persistence
David Fettig
April 1993 - fedgazette

Tombstone's success means a piece of the [pizza] pie for everyone

Kathy Cobb
January 1993 - fedgazette

Businesses blossom on Minneapolis' Franklin Avenue

Entrepreneur gives Minneapolis neighborhood a boost
Kathy Cobb
July 1992 - fedgazette

Don't close reservations' window of opportunity

fedgazette Editorial
Tim Giago
July 1992 - fedgazette

Gambling's booty extends beyond reservation to neighboring community

Redwood Falls gains from casino's jackpot
David Fettig
July 1992 - fedgazette

Incubator nurtures American Indian-owned and other minority businesses

Kathy Cobb
July 1992 - fedgazette

Proposal would make tribes investors in off-reservation development

David Fettig
July 1992 - fedgazette

The industry that keeps growing and growing and ...

David Fettig
July 1992 - fedgazette

America's growing economic lead

fedgazette Editorial
Lawrence B. Lindsey
April 1992 - fedgazette

Concern over schools' 'outputs' spurs business sector's interest in education

David Fettig
January 1992 - fedgazette

Ninth District advisers give mixed review of economy, with some signs of recovery

Minneapolis Fed's Advisory Council on Small Business, Agriculture and Labor report on the state of the Ninth District's economy.
January 1992 - fedgazette

Job creation: A classic win-win situation

fedgazette Editorial
George S. Mickelson
October 1991 - fedgazette

Creative Destruction

The Underlying Force in the Area's Economic Turbulence
David Beal
September 1991 - The Region

Diversity shields most Ninth District contractors from defense cutbacks

David Fettig
June 1990 - fedgazette

Cutting timber to save jobs: the economics of forest management

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Minnesota's forests: balancing jobs and our environment

fedgazette Editorial
Gayle Peterson
September 1989 - fedgazette

Feast or famine: aging labor supply affects Ninth District economy in varied ways

David Fettig
June 1989 - fedgazette

From higher wages to subsidized housing: the increasing cost of hiring youth

David Fettig
June 1989 - fedgazette

Retirees elusive but helpful to labor-starved marketplace

David Fettig
June 1989 - fedgazette

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