We have goals of generating 1.5 percent of our electricity need by 2020 from solar energy, but the flurry of development activity currently under way suggests that may be a low target.
Something akin to a “Manhattan Project” is needed to further develop the human and science resources needed to bring timber bridge development back in vogue, says Carol Coren.
Corrective measures taken after Watergate have mostly been forgotten, repealed or circumvented.
You can thank the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton for stimulating the Minnesota economy.
The state, however, would do well to seek a better partner in the federal government on such things as contracts for green technology.
2014 is set to be a tipping point in which we either institutionalize poverty, hunger and a struggling economic recovery, or we make changes.
In all, by DEED’s count, 112 expansions have been announced through the first three quarters of 2013 with potential for 5,600 new jobs within the next two years.
There are several steps we must take to professionalize the industry, raise wages and provide better benefits.
People are starting to realize government’s important role in providing information that allows markets to functions, and households to make decisions.
Monthly and second-quarter statistics suggest a modest rebound for rural Minnesota’s manufacturing, although employment numbers show rural communities are struggling with job growth.
New residents, immigrants and refugees specifically, hold great promise for reviving places battered by de-industrialization or changing economics.
“Clearly, the world faces a looming agricultural crisis, with yield increases insufficient to keep up with projected demand,” said Institute on the Environment Director Jonathan Foley.
It isn’t enough to ask what the numbers say. We need to know what the numbers mean.
Minnesota successes are showing that seniors represent a growth market for creative entrepreneurs and the programs that support them.
We may be seeing some early signs that handlers of stashed cash are going back to work, both within the domestic economy and in the global market.
One international visitor is bewildered why voters and candidates waste so much time and money on seemingly inconsequential matters.
Three new books should enlighten Americans about their economy, business structures and government regulations if citizens look beyond simplistic slogans in this year’s election campaigns.
If we only look at the 2007-2009 Great Recession, our jobs gains look like a genuine recovery is under way. But that ignores the jobs drain in the previous decade.
Can pension funds use their enormous financial resources to leverage a better return for stakeholders — workers, communities, main street merchants?
The 30-to-49 age cohort is helping change quality of life factors in rural communities while bringing in talents to boost economic opportunities for local residents as well.