Secretary of State: Q2 Regional Economic Reports Predict Above-Normal Growth Throughout Most of Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Every region in Minnesota is expected to see continued economic expansion over the next several months, according to new economic reviews and forecasts released today by Secretary of State Steve Simon and the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Research Institute. The 2017 second quarter Minnesota Regional Economic and Business Conditions Reports predict all six planning areas—metro, central, northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest—will experience either strong or steady economic growth in the coming months. For the second quarter in a row, the unemployment rate decreased in all six planning areas compared to year ago levels. Business filings also increased in three of the six planning areas statewide.” FULLSTORY: REGIONAL FORECASTS: