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Episode 5: Minnesota's economy 101

Laura Kalambokidis, Ph. D.

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.

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Episode host(s)


  • 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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