Minnesota’s hospitality industry continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts project that the state’s hospitality and tourism industry lost over $15 billion in revenue in a roughly two-year period and now…

“You’ve had a lot of folks who have had lower revenue and now they’re facing inflation issues, they’re facing supply change challenges and they’re facing workforce shortage like never before, this industry is currently down 32,000 workers.”

Hospitality Minnesota’s Ben Wogsland says with a multi-year economic recovery expected, he’s hoping lawmkaers focus on workforce development and trying to find some relief– either through direct assistance for those in eed or through tax relief.