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Episode 05: Minnesota's economy 101

Get to know Minnesota's economy

Laura Kalambokidis, Ph. D., is an Extension Economist, Professor of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota, and Minnesota's State Economist. She joins us for this episode of Vital Connections on Air to help us learn more about Minnesota's global economy.

She shares that our economy continues to grow and is supported by a strong and dedicated workforce. She also gives insights into things happening in our economy that are creating challenges for employers and communities around the state.


Episode host(s)

  • Christy Kallevig, Extension educator
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality


  • Laura Kalambokidis, Ph. D.
    • Extension Economist, Professor of Applied Economics
      University of Minnesota
    • Minnesota State Economist
      Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)

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Read our blog by guest blogger, Brigid Tuck, to learn more about Minnesota's economic picture.


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