July 26, 2020

What is Rural?

For many of us, rural is an abstract concept. We think of farmland and forests. It’s a feeling that we get, knowing that we are out in the country. We know rural when we see it.

Not surprisingly, the U.S. government has multiple official definitions of “...

July 19, 2020

The Threat of Irrelevance

As many local governments face substantial tax revenue shortfall, I suspect we're going to see more economic development positions and perhaps even entire departments eliminated.

Witness Adrian, Michigan, where the city commission recently voted...

July 12, 2020

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Time Will Tell

In last week's Digest, I told you about Peter Rex, a billionaire CEO who was the process of moving his company Rex Teams from Seattle to Austin.

Rex made some rather inflamatory comments, at least to some, when he sa...

July 5, 2020

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A CEO Creates a Stir

It was one man's opinion, but his comments went viral after initally appearing in the Wall Street Journal under the headline, "I’m Leaving Seattle for Texas So My Employees Can Be Free."

Peter Rex, founder and CEO o...

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