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

Minnesota Poll: Confidence in personal finances up sharply

Public opinion had been lagging behind state statistical indicators.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:03 AM

Dakotas are wooing Minnesota workers, companies

South Dakota’s governor hawked Sioux Falls and Brookings on a May afternoon at the Mall of America. North Dakota’s chamber threw up a yellow-and-black “open for business” billboard on Interstate 94.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 06:05 AM

Minnesota to open trade office in Germany

The Düsseldorf location is expected to enhance trade with other European nations, as well.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Amazon drops blogger affiliates in Minnesota to avoid sales tax

The move, which parallels those by other Internet retailers, is a response to an upcoming change in the state’s tax law that applies to e-commerce.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 11:54 PM

Not all good Twin Cities jobs require a 4-year college degree

The Twin Cities are flush with opportunities for workers with knowledge of science, engineering or mathematics.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 03:31 PM

A conversation with Laura Kalambokidis, new state economist

Minnesota’s new state economist has been an understudy for the role.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 04:28 PM

Minnesota economy surged in 2012

Minnesota’s economy grew faster in 2012 than it has in nearly a decade, spurred by broad gains in manufacturing, wholesale trade, finance and insurance, and real estate rental and leasing.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 06:06 AM

Tom Stinson retires as Minnesota's state economist

In the job for 26 years, Stinson says Minnesota’s long-term future depends on developing a skilled, energetic and educated workforce.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 10:59 AM

Fed leader backs cautious course

The head of the Boston Federal Reserve, speaking in Minneapolis, said scaling back efforts to boost the economy should be...

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Warehousing firms cry foul over new Minnesota taxes

Minnesota logistics firms say they were sideswiped by an expansion of the business-to-business sales tax at the end of the...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:25 PM

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