October 27, 2019

Whoever Saw a ...

It was a common refrain during the Civil War among the infantry of both sides: "Whoever saw a dead cavalryman?"

The meaning -- We (the foot soldiers) do the hard fighting and they (those fellows on horseback) don't.

A few years back, I attended a confere...

October 20, 2019

Ride for the Brand

Economic developers could learn a thing or two from cowboys of the Old West who would "ride for the brand."

Back then, the brand went beyond that of a ranch’s symbol permanently marked on cattle to show ownership. When a cowboy rode for the brand, it m...

October 13, 2019

An Essential Infrastructure 

It is no coincidence that states that have fallen furthest behind on broadband access also have some of the highest levels of poverty. Inequality and the lack of broadband access have become inherently intertwined.

Without reliable high-speed...

October 6, 2019

Affordability Matters

High housing costs have reached a breaking point in some big metro areas, thwarting talent locating there, according to a new report from LinkedIn's Economic Graph team.

The report, based on a study of recent job-migration patterns in the 20 largest...

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