Friday, December 28, 2012 By Aaron Brown
The Iron Range economy is deeply tied to national and international trends. All our line graphs roughly resemble the national ones. The difference is timing. We don't always go up or down at the same time as the rest of the country.
So, while the national economy sputtered for a couple years after the collapse of 2008 and 2009, we recovered quickly and had a robust 2011 and 2012. Now we're hitting a plateau, just as the nation will as this long, slow recovery continues.