Today I was doing some research on the state of the Minnesota economy as a part of my business planning. As I was reviewing the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) website, I saw an interesting article about the state of trucking jobs in Minnesota. The March 2014 issue of Minnesota Economic Trends Magazine […]
Helped by a growing construction industry, the unemployment rate in Minnesota hit a low last seen almost six years ago, in December 2007. In the past year the unemployment rate has fallen from 5.6% to 4.8% in Minnesota. That is much better than the national unemployment rate which is hovering around 7.3%.
The logging and mining […]
The Wall Street Journal has an article about how the dollar volume of small business loans down, while the number of loans is has increased, according to the SBA.
As of June 2013, the number of business loans under $1,000,000 increased from 21.3 million loans to 23.5 million loans from the previous year, for an increase […]
There are conflicting reports on the availability of credit to small businesses. Here I take a quick look and get lost in the fields of data.
I came across two articles today taking polar opposite views on small businesses and their access to credit.
The first report is from the US Treasury. In the Treasury’s report they […]