So there's $4 billion coming to Minnesota from the federal economic stimulus package. The feds figure 66,000 jobs will be created here over the next two years. I haven't found a site that explains how the government arrived at that figure, so please email me if you know.
The stimulus money and its effect on the economy will be a regular conversation topic at MINNecon. Here are a couple ways you can help us track the stimulus.
Take a look at the projects. Do you recognize any of them? If you know about any of them or maybe you'll end up working on one, drop us a line or post some thoughts below.
Minnesota lost 54,000 jobs last year. Charts below are from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.