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

Sunday replay: Lack of tech giant means Minnesota loses its start-ups

The two-year-old start-up SmartThings recently became the latest Minnesota-born tech company to sell to one of the giants of technology...

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 02:10 PM

Sept. 1: New low-wage job in Minnesota is in health care.

Openings are plentiful in low-wage areas such as home care, home aides.

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Day-care squeeze is hitting Minnesota rural families hard

Large parts of rural Minnesota don’t have enough child care for working families. Finding a place for newborns is especially difficult. And it’s not just a parenting challenge, it’s an economic problem.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 04:43 PM

As fungus kills bats, MN timber industry winces

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide next spring whether to add the northern long-eared bat, which is being wiped out in places by the disease called white nose syndrome, to the endangered species list.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:36 AM

LaValley Industries provides helping hand

Jason LaValley came up with a better way to lay pipe and he has made a success out of his...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Samsung buys firm with Minnesota roots

SmartThings makes a mobile platform that enables people to control and monitor their homes through an app.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:13 PM

State lost 4,200 jobs in July

Only 2,900 jobs have been added since January, a much slower pace than in 2013.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Business of pot in Minnesota is a high-risk enterprise

Marijuana in Minnesota will be an odd, tightly regulated market — controlled by two companies, expensive to enter, legally complicated and initially limited in its rewards.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 11:40 AM

Cliffs Natural Resources adds mining industry veteran as CEO

A mining industry veteran joined after a hedge fund won control in a shareholder vote.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Law firm positions itself for medical marijuana

Lawyers at Thompson Hall are positioning themselves for the creation of a new business.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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