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Economic and Business Condition Reports


It’s important that all Minnesotans – whether business owners, entrepreneurs, or consumers – understand the economic environment and trends throughout the state and in their local region. That’s why Secretary of State Steve Simon, in partnership with the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Research Institute, produces Quarterly Regional Economic and Business Conditions Reports.

These reports are the first to analyze Minnesota on a regional basis and present customized economic reviews and forecasts based on a comprehensive examination of several datasets, including business filings (incorporations, limited liability companies, non-profits, etc.), where businesses are being created in the state, labor market conditions (employment, unemployment, job vacancies, etc.), and much more. Check out each region's quarterly report below.

2017 Economic and Business Conditions Reports


2016 Economic and Business Conditions Reports


2015 Economic and Business Conditions Reports


2014 Economic and Business Conditions Reports