Finance & Commerce

Economic Development Reporter
Finance & Commerce, a Minneapolis-based daily newspaper focused on covering commercial real estate, construction and development, has an opening for an economic development reporter. Our audience includes professionals working in real estate and development, construction, finance, economic development and business, regional planning, and transportation and transit.

The economic development reporter covers everything from job creation and public incentives for businesses and real estate developers to Minnesota's economy, banking conditions, financing, entrepreneurship, and business issues.

This reporter also regularly checks county and city agendas for news that would be of interest to our audience. When the state Legislature is in session, the reporter looks at funding issues and policy, and stories may frequently appear in our sister publication, Minnesota Lawyer.

On any given day, this reporter may interview a high-ranking state official or legislator, an exurb's economic development director or mayor, a real estate developer, a chamber of commerce executive, a banker, a business expert or an entrepreneur. The position also involves digging through lengthy public documents and translating complicated engineering and environmental studies for our audience. The reporter also needs to keep tabs on various meetings involving key agencies. The economic development reporter also backs up Finance & Commerce's commercial real estate reporter.
11 September 2020