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

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

Hedge fund claims it's won control of Cliffs, which employs 1,836 in Minn.

Shareholders voted on who will control the firm that runs some of Minnesota’s biggest mines, but results weren’t announced.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:24 PM

Minneapolis is a leader in trend toward gentrification

The shift toward higher incomes in the central city is happening at a nation-leading pace.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:29 AM

Paying up: Hiring a new CEO from outside can be pricey

Annual Star Tribune Executive Compensation Report: Corporate boards sometimes have to open the bank to bring in a new CEO from outside.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 09:48 AM

TCF 2Q profit rises, driven again by auto, equipment loans

Second quarter saw sustained profit improvements from company’s strategy to expand into auto, equipment loans.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Obituary: Dorothy Janes, activist and volunteer in Brainerd area

Dorothy Janes told her children to “leave things better than you found them,” and in her 101 years, she practiced...

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Strength in Minneapolis job market drives resurgent economy

The surging market for professional workers in Minneapolis is a key reason the Twin Cities enjoys the lowest unemployment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 10:45 AM

Business loans start to rebound

As banks report quarterly results, many are seeing increased demand for commercial lending.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:39 PM

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