Tag Archives: economy

10 Reasons Living Up North Is The Best

Posted by Administrator on January 10, 2021

You’ll often hear people say the Northland is a “well-kept secret.”  Sure, Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin are unbelievably beautiful. The towns and cities surrounding Lake Superior are nestled among dense forests and secluded lakes. Many, many people would give an arm and a leg to live here. What stops them?  Oh, yeah — the […]

Northland Navigates Sharp Ups and Downs of Pandemic Economy

Posted by Administrator on November 19, 2020

The Northspan Group and NORTHFORCE (NF) have compiled data that gives insights into the area job market as the Northland continues to navigate the sharp economic ups and downs caused by COVID-19.  This pandemic has presented a perfect storm for the ten northernmost counties of Minnesota and Wisconsin (the area covered by NF). Regional economic […]

The Northland’s Interconnected Industry

Posted by Administrator on October 14, 2019

Growth for Twin Ports industry means expansion of other economic sectors, study finds. The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin form one of the globe’s most strategic industrial epicenters. Large proportions of the world’s iron ore, limestone, coal, and grain filter through the Duluth-Superior port on a yearly basis. As the continent’s innermost connection to […]

Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Career

Posted by Administrator on July 24, 2019

Based on the jobs outlook for the next decade, the only certainty is uncertainty. In a July 11 article, Minnesota Public Radio reported on the results of a new McKinsey Global Institute study that explores how the role of automation (robots, chatbots, AI, etc.) might change the workforce landscape in the next decade. The team […]

Life on the “Mid Coast”

Posted by Administrator on November 17, 2018

A new study on Midwest employment trends puts some serious cracks in “flyover country” rhetoric. Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the Walton Family Foundation have released their State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018 exploring economic trends within a 19-state region stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana, and from the Dakotas to Tennessee. The study finds that in […]

Iron Range Makerspace for Schools and Businesses

Posted by Administrator on March 15, 2018

Iron Range Makerspace (IRM) is building a community of innovation and opportunity on Minnesota’s Iron Range (full details here). And a large portion of the work being done by IRM is in partnership with schools and small businesses. IRM for Small Businesses The Makerspace Movement is dedicated to providing the space and materials entrepreneurs need to hone critical 21st century skills in STEM […]

The Iron Range Makerspace Phenomenon

Posted by Administrator on March 15, 2018

Whether or not you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard of the Makerspace Movement. With between 1,500 and 1,800 locations worldwide, the trend is dedicated to providing collaborative facilities for engineers, scientists, hobbyists, carpenters, artists, tinkers, inventors, musicians, designers, welders, tradespeople — literally anyone interested in “making, learning, exploring, and sharing,” according to Makerspace.com. The movement is almost synonymous with […]

The TIGHT Job Market Just Got Even Tighter

Posted by Administrator on February 12, 2018

According to CNN,  the U.S. economy added about 200,000 jobs in January 2018. 36,000 workers joined the Construction Industry. Health Care grew by 21,000 new hires. Restaurants & Bars gained 31,000 more bartenders, waiters, and cooks. Manufacturing added 15,000 jobs. Meanwhile, wages grew at the fastest pace in eight years, and unemployment rested at 4.1% […]

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