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

Auto loans near pre-crisis levels in Upper Midwest

More people in the region are taking advantage of low interest rates to replace their cars.

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 08:25 PM

Minnesota venture funding dips sharply in first quarter

In Minnesota, investment fell 58% from a year ago, with weak interest in medical devices.

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 12:06 AM

Minnesota companies and workers cache in on big data

Businesses today control massive and growing streams of information that flow from cash registers, patient records, smartphones, warehouses, the sensors in your Nikes, databases, Facebook and good old-fashioned loyalty cards. The challenge is finding people who can put it all together and make better strategy.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 09:46 PM

Minnesotans lag in new business starts, Kauffman index finds

Minnesotans started fewer new businesses in 2012 than people in any other state, a troubling trend for a state with an economy built on homegrown business.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 06:43 AM

Canadian ambassador to U.S. calls for Keystone XL approval

Speaking in Minneapolis, Gary Doer says the pipeline project would get North America closer to energy independence.

Updated: April 19, 2013, - 11:13 PM

Minnesota's long winter cooled job market in March

State lost 5,200 jobs to halt strong streak of gains.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Obituary: Ken Kohnstamm, assistant attorney general

Over 39 years at the Minnesota attorney general’s office, Ken Kohnstamm worked on key cases involving the rights of people...

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 11:03 PM

Minnesota students vest their smarts in Econ Challenge

High school students test their knowledge of economics each year at the Minneapolis Fed, and a city north of St. Cloud has been on quite the winning streak.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 09:36 PM

Resource Inc. helps those in need in Twin Cities

Resource Inc. has assisted thousands of people in finding housing, jobs, mental health treatment and other help.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 04:09 PM

Financial education still looking for elusive payoff

Educators are getting creative in their quest to teach children how to handle money.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 04:37 PM

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