Summer flooding did not put a damper on fall hiring in Duluth. The region had its best September for job growth since 1992 with a spike of 2,200 jobs compared to August, according to a new state report, the Duluth News Tribune reports. It was welcome news after a general slump in job growth that has stretched for more than a year.
In other news, the first bi-national U.S.-Canada survey that examined the economic impact of shipping on the Great Lakes Seaway has been released, WDIO reports. It shows the shipping industry supports over 11,500 jobs in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the WDIO reports. The Twin Ports generated $1.5 billion in business revenue, Northland's Newscenter reports.