Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

The Southwest Minnesota Planning Area consists of 23 counties: Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

The Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report is a collaboration between the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and the School of Public Affairs Research Institute (SOPARI) of St. Cloud State University. All calculations and text are the result of work by SOPARI, which is solely responsible for errors and omissions herein.

Text authored by Professors King Banaian and Rich MacDonald of the Economics Department of St. Cloud State University. Research assistance provided by Joseph Kucan and Jie Zu. Our thanks to Professor David Wall and Ian Wolfe of the SCSU Geography Department for GIS assistance.

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2017 Reports

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Second Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Fourth Quarter 2016, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

2016 Reports

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Third Quarter 2016, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Second Quarter 2016, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Fourth Quarter 2015, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Third Quarter 2015, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

2015 Reports

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Second Quarter 2015, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2015, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Fourth Quarter 2014, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report - Third Quarter 2014, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

2014 Reports

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report, Second Quarter 2014, Richard A. MacDonald and King Banaian

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Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report: First Quarter 2014, King Banaian and Richard A. MacDonald