January 26, 2020

Is College a Good Investment?

A college degree, even with the debt that comes with it, is worth it, according to conventional thinking. Those with a bachelor’s degree on average earn over $1 million more than high school graduates make during their working lives, accord...

January 19, 2020

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More Are Doing It

Here's something that economic developers are going to have to wrap their heads around -- more people are working from home.

St. Louis Fed researchers found that more than 3 percent of American employees primarily wor...

January 12, 2020

A Tougher Proposition

There was a time not so long ago when moving to a different town for a new job opportunity was fairly common. That time -- when most households had one primary earner -- is no longer.

The reason: Most households today rely on two incomes and relocat...

January 5, 2020

The Big Differentiator

Yes, a community needs real estate "product" to compete for capital investment. It also needs supporting infrastructure. But the most important thing, that which differentiates a community from other places, is talent.

Human resources trumps all el...

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