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

Fewer U.S. job seekers give up the search

The ranks of discouraged workers declined by 21,000 in June and have been shrinking steadily over the past year.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Twin Cities jobless rate is the lowest for large U.S. metro area

Job growth across a mix of industries drove down May unemployment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to 4.0 percent, edging out Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:33 AM

Glen Taylor finalizes purchase of Star Tribune

The Star Tribune joins Taylor’s group of more than 80 businesses, including the Wolves and Lynx and dozens of companies in printing and other industries.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 05:43 AM

Business broker helps set up small-business transitions

Andy Kocemba has his finger on the pulse of Minnesota’s small-business community.In 2011, he and his father, Wally, bought Calhoun...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 05:01 PM

Minnesota incomes grew 0.6 percent in the first quarter

Farm income declined across the Midwest, primarily due to sharp drops in commodity prices.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Minnesota's economy is looking stronger

“Business confidence is on the rise,” based on latest survey of 241 companies.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 08:09 PM

5 years after recession's end, state's scars still show

The state’s employment mix is much different than before the recession, and wages have barely risen.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Minnesota adds 10,300 jobs in May; jobless rate lowest in 7 years

The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, propelled by gains in construction and manufacturing.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 11:21 PM

May 25: U.S. Bank CEO Richard Davis: 'Banker body, preacher soul'

The chief executive of U.S. Bank has become a powerful, persuasive force in the civic life of the Twin Cities.These days, if it’s a high-stakes moment for Minnesota, the chief executive of U.S. Bank is almost always in the middle of it.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 03:58 PM

Minnesota's new tool shows which college degrees pay off

Data show nearly 70 percent of grads in Minnesota lacked a full-time job a year after graduation.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 11:50 AM

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