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

While profit rises, U.S. Bancorp focuses on costs, waits for Fed hike

Loan profitability will get a boost when Fed lets rates rise.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 05:28 AM

Obituary: Naseem Ansari helped his son build Surly Brewing

An engineer by training and brimming with ideas, Naseem Ansari arrived in the United States in 1956 seeking the American...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 07:01 PM

U.S. Bank moves Cecere to operations chief

Andy Cecere's move from finance to operations chief at U.S. Bancorp suggests he's in line to be the company's next top leader.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 06:11 AM

After failure in Canada, Target will focus on growth in U.S.

As Target flees its multibillion-dollar debacle in Canada, the giant retailer will have no choice but to find its next...

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 08:06 PM

Microsoft helps big companies at local level

Microsoft’s local team has a focus on helping big companies collaborate and make better decisions.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Venture funding in state has best year since 2008

Minnesota’s biggest deals of 2014 were in medical devices, attracting nearly $250 million.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 08:58 PM

Minnesota's economy finally gaining momentum

An economy finally emerging from the doldrums is again offering opportunities to people sidetracked by the Great Recession.

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 06:15 AM

Fed projects more growth in state for 2015

State unemployment should fall further, economists say, but housing construction could be flat and agriculture a “mixed bag.”

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 09:48 PM

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

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