St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian and I talked today about gas prices, the local retail and restaurant climate and how Costco could effect the St. Cloud community.
St. Cloud State Dean School of Public Affairs and Economics professor King Banaian was my guest on WJON today. We talked about when gas prices will be on the rise, the housing market, how retail is changing and the economic impact of the Governor's Fishing Opener on St. Cloud.
Minnesota's tax collections are off to a sluggish start to the new fiscal year. State budget officials say were down $97 million from projects since July 1st. Sales tax collections were down 2.3 percent from projections.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for Central Minnesota businesses. That's according to the latest Quarterly Business Report from St. Cloud State University. Economics Professor King Banaian says 85 percent of the respondents say cybersecurity will become more important over the next five ye…