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Economic and Business Condition Reports


It’s important that all Minnesotans – whether business owners, entrepreneurs, or consumers – understand the economic environment and trends throughout the state and in their local region. That’s why Secretary of State Steve Simon, in partnership with the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Research Institute, produces Quarterly Regional Economic and Business Conditions Reports.

These reports are the first to analyze Minnesota on a regional basis and present customized economic reviews and forecasts based on a comprehensive examination of several datasets, including business filings (incorporations, limited liability companies, non-profits, etc.), where businesses are being created in the state, labor market conditions (employment, unemployment, job vacancies, etc.), and much more. Check out each region's quarterly report below.

In an effort to serve you better, the Secretary of State provides these reports for free.  If you would like to have these reports automatically sent to your email when new ones are published, please click on the green "Subscribe" button below.



2017 Economic and Business Conditions Reports

2016 Economic and Business Conditions Reports

2015 Economic and Business Conditions Reports

2014 Economic and Business Conditions Reports