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Finance & Commerce seeks economic development reporter

January 24, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Finance & Commerce, a daily business newspaper focused on covering real estate, construction and development in the Twin Cities and Minnesota, has an opening for an economic development reporter.

The economic development reporter covers everything from job creation and public incentives for businesses and real estate developers to the state’s economy, banking conditions and entrepreneurship. The beat also includes some legislative coverage that will run in both Finance & Commerce and our sister publication Capitol Report/Politics in Minnesota.

The reporter will cover one of the state’s largest economic development efforts – the Destination Medical Center/Mayo Clinic project in Rochester. On any given day, the 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 business expert or an entrepreneur.

This job requires a versatile journalist who relishes plunging into our core topics and business development issues, learning the basics and turning comprehensive stories driven by tough questions that a niche audience demands.

Other requirements: skepticism; curiosity; a body of published work that shows an ability to engage, explain and enlighten readers; demonstrated ability to break news; experience in highly productive newsrooms, and experience working under intense deadline pressure.

Desired: journalism education; experience working with public records; experience covering local and state government, and knowledge of economic development, commercial real estate and business.

To apply, send a cover letter that explains why you are the best person for this job, a resume, and five work samples to


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