May 31, 2020

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Re-imagining Economic Development

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic developers have the opportunity to design a new future of their profession, building on lessons learned and practices their organizations executed during the...

May 24, 2020

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The Great Decoupling Continues

Press reports from Washington indicate that members of Congress are discussing ways to prompt American companies to move operations out of China.

This could, and let me stress could, have major ramifications for com...

May 17, 2020

Nearly three million people filed new unemployment claims last week, bringing the two-month tally to 36.5 million. For those who've managed to get applications approved, the extra $600 a week should help avert household financial catastrophe. But the extra cash won't l...

May 10, 2020

The jobs numbers for April released by the Labor Department were about as dismal as expected: The economy shed 20.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent — devastation not seen since the Great Depression. The situation was even worse for minorit...

May 3, 2020

Another week, another round of job losses -- with 3.8 million people filing for unemployment last week. It brings the total jobless tally to above 30 million with an unemployment rate inching toward that seen in the Great Depression. In the journey to reopen America, m...

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