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

Unions plan Black Friday strike to kick off series of protests

Janitors seek higher wages and benefits, while other workers plan to promote their causes.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:54 AM

U.S. Bank to add 2,000 workers in 2015

CEO Richard Davis says the economy is getting stronger and business should grow.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 07:00 AM

Minnesota adds 9,500 jobs in Oct.; jobless rate falls to 3.9%

Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest level since June 2006.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Census Bureau wants to stop collecting marriage, divorce data

Demographers say the Census Bureau’s proposal would deprive the U.S. of important economic data.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 12:53 PM

Legal shift could alter franchise model

Under a new interpretation, unions could target parent companies with unfair labor practice claims and organizing efforts.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Northern long-eared bat is not endangered, state conservation groups say

Minnesota’s timber industry is hoping that it will avoid logging restrictions now that many forest and wildlife associations have concluded...

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 08:38 PM

These businesses love when it snows

Not everyone is saddened by an early November snowstorm. Businesses across the state — snowmobile dealers, ski shops, hardware stores and even towing and auto body shops — are rubbing their hands with glee.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 09:12 AM

Low rents in rural Minnesota stymie new housing

It is a growing conundrum across the Midwest: Prosperous towns like Roseau, Minn., complain that a housing shortage slows economic growth. Developers say it makes no financial sense to build apartments in these towns without subsidies.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 09:57 AM

The key to growth at Thief River Falls' Digi-Key

The Thief River Falls company has prospered by supplying small volumes of electronic components to engineers.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Most low-wage workers in prime working years

Workers in their prime, not teens, are the biggest group benefiting from the state’s minimum wage increase.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 08:46 PM

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