December 2013 - Minnesota Economic Trends
The December issue of Trends features a cover story on the rapidly growing craft brewing industry in Minnesota. Beer production in the state has grown 83 percent in the last decade, climbing from 218,691 barrels in 2003 to 390,962 barrels in 2012. Many people, like Summit Brewing founder Mark Stutrud, think there's room for even more growth.
This issue also includes stories on the latest Hiring Difficulties Survey (this time on manufacturing), the evolving job mix in Minnesota, employment in the state's 25 largest cities, and the number of jobs and types of industries that would be affected by raising the minimum wage.
Download the full PDF file or select the links below to view individual stories.