March 29, 2020

We Thank You

Now is the time to give thanks to all the men and women deemed essential to carry on in the face of the crisis before us.

They work in grocery stores and pharmacies and warehouses. They are the delivery drivers for Amazon, Instacart and Grubhub. They work fo...

March 22, 2020

The Coming Chaos

The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow quickly. As of Saturday afternoon, there have been at least 21,365 cases of coronavirus confirmed by lab tests and 266 deaths, according to a New York Times database.

The estima...

March 15, 2020

This is a special edition of BBA Economic Digest, because I believe it is warranted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak already has affected our daily lives and the U.S. economy and will for some time to come. How long, we are not certain.

Scientists b...

March 8, 2020

To Have a Fighting Chance

As an economic development consultant, I work in places that frankly need me. It's typically not in booming metros like Dallas, where I live. Rather, it's places that are struggling just to remain relevant in this digital age.

The digitization o...

March 1, 2020

When Population Loss Occurs

It's no great surprise to most economic developers that businesses growth has largely been concentrated in big metro areas since the Great Recession, while many rural areas have experienced a substantial loss of businesses in the past decade.

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