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Impact of coronavirus arrives on doorstep of Minnesota companies


File photo of Alexandria Industries.

Manufacturing activity in Minnesota and the Midwest slowed in February as parts shipments were constrained by coronavirus.

The impact of the coronavirus is showing up on the doorsteps of Minnesota factories and other Midwestern manufacturers, a harbinger of how the spread of the illness could ripple through the broader U.S. economy.

Four in 10 supply managers in a nine-state region from Minnesota to Arkansas reported negative business effects from the illness in February, according to a monthly report from the Creighton Economic Forecasting Group.


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