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

Ag slowdown hits incomes in Upper Midwest

Minnesota has fifth-slowest income gain in nation; other Midwest states are also hurt.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Minnesota grew more than neighbors, but pace is slowing

Minnesota’s population grew at a steady pace in 2014, but the outflow of residents to other states continues to create an undertow as the state grapples with the reality of a slow-growing workforce.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Local builders worry about shortage of workers

Retirements, recession exodus have shrunk construction workforce.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 10:16 PM

US Internet to offer ultra-fast connections in Minneapolis

US Internet, the Minnetonka firm that provides wireless Internet to a large part of southwest Minneapolis, announced Tuesday that homeowners and small businesses in Minneapolis will be able to buy 10 gigabit per second Internet service.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Last 'saltie' ship of 2014 leaves Duluth harbor for Atlantic Ocean

After dropping off building supplies for a taconite plant near Nashwauk, the last oceangoing ship of the year departed Duluth...

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Minnesota jobless rate hits lowest level since 2001

November’s 3.7 percent rate kept growth on a roll.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Pohlad family ends direct ownership of banks

The Pohlad family is getting out of banking, selling the financial arm of a business portfolio for $182.5 million.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:53 PM

Millennials thinking outside the cubicle, favor job flexibility

Weary or wary of corporate America, a number of people under age 35 are rejecting the perceived stability of an office job for something more flexible.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Retailers ringing up strong holiday numbers

Stronger job market, lower gas prices help fuel burst of year-end shopping.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Minneapolis Fed president Kocherlakota to step down in 2016

In a surprise move, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota, announced Friday that he will not seek a second term as leader of the bank.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 03:19 PM

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