Adam Belz

Business reporter | Economy
Phone: 612-673-4405
Adam covers the economy for the Star Tribune and maintains a blog called 3D Economics. He wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in June 2012.

Recent content from Adam Belz

Warehousing firms cry foul over new Minnesota taxes

Minnesota logistics firms say they were sideswiped by an expansion of the business-to-business sales tax at the end of the...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:25 PM

In Thief River Falls, jobs boom brings problems, too

Two big employers have made the city an oasis of job growth. Now housing and schools are trying to catch up.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 08:57 AM

Little Falls takes third economics title

The National Economics Challenge lets high school students test their knowledge of the dismal science.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 07:27 PM

The Star Tribune 100: This year, it's a top-heavy list

While Minnesota's corporate giants get bigger, the number of public companies has shrunk dramatically.

Updated: May 19, 2013, - 09:16 AM

Minnesota lost 11,400 jobs in April

The state’s employers added jobs over the past year at a slower rate than the rest of the nation, an...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 11:16 PM

New retirement gap is blue- and white-collar

The economy is driving more to work longer, which is tough for those with physically taxing jobs.

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Friday DWI crackdown nets 160 arrests across Minnesota

A highly telegraphed crackdown on drunken driving by police across Minnesota generated about 160 arrests on Friday, more than average...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 07:01 PM

Minnesota's exports grow despite global troubles

Struggling economies in Europe and Asia held growth back, but Minnesota still sent $20.6 billion of goods to other countries...

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 08:35 PM

Oil estimates double: 7.4 billion barrels in N.D. and Montana

Oil fields in North Dakota and Montana contain twice as much oil and nearly three times as much natural gas as the government had earlier estimated, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 09:22 AM

Aiming kids toward college

The idea behind the Northside Achievement Zone is that education is key to improving economic prospects.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 05:28 PM

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