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

Minnesota exports fell in 2Q, hurt by both Canada and China

Minnesota companies posted international sales of $5.2 billion, a 5.7 percent drop from the same period a year ago and the first decline since the recession in 2008 and 2009.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 07:43 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings heads to Asia

Construction on restaurants will begin next year in the Philippines, part of a global push.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 06:23 AM

More Minnesota contractors choosing to work for themselves

The recession caused firms to cut back on hiring, and many workers have left the state or workforce. But others...

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 04:16 PM

Minnesota governments are hiring again after a long drought

Local governments in Minnesota have added an average of 1,100 jobs per month for the past year after shedding thousands during the economic downturn.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 10:27 PM

Minnesota added 4,300 jobs in July

With recent gains, Minnesota is within 5,500 jobs of the prerecession high of 2008. Jobs in local government led the...

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 11:11 AM

Minnesota vendors queue up for gay-wedding business

An online directory features businesses targeting Minnesota’s newest wedding market.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Obituary: Eleanor 'Ele' Hansen, Carleton College educator

When Eleanor Hansen arrived at Carleton College in 1952, female students didn’t have a gymnasium. Instead, when they exercised, studied...

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Couples face new legal considerations

Marriage comes with a variety of financial implications, some of which are still being worked out.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 10:40 AM

Say on executive pay: Thumbs up -- or thumb in the eye

Shareholders’ ‘say-on-pay’ votes on executive compensation are capturing the attention of corporate boards.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Minnesota companies need IT workers, but stumble in hiring

Employers are quick to pin the problem on a shortage of people with the right skills, but survey responses indicated that more than half the time, companies create their own obstacles.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 11:17 AM

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