Check out this podcast for an overview of national economic indicators, policies, and trends to watch out for in 2020.
One US city is hoping to incentivize developers to build affordable housing by opening a contest looking for creative ideas for affordable housing. The prize? Free land to test their idea.
Almost half of the US workforce is considered “low-wage” and earning a median income of $18,000 per year. Who are these workers and how can we move them up into “good jobs” with higher pay and benefits?
Amazon is pledging $20 million to Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund as part of the HQ2 deal it reached with the County earlier this year.
Policy analysts, researchers, politicians, and academic leaders have spent a significant amount of time and energy trying to understand how automation, skills development, and technological changes will affect the future of work. Unfortunately, workers themselves are often absent from these conversations.
New research finds that talent is moving away from superstar cities and to more affordable, less crowded metros.
By: Marian Kansas, Consultant
Alan Mallach’s book The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America explores the rise and fall of America’s industrial cities. For us, it was an illuminating read on economic development, especially as Avalanche is advising communities across the Rust Belt.
We were especially interested in the chapter “From Factories to Eds and Meds.” Cities with rich histories like Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh have been able to weather the difficult transition in part because of their strong higher education and healthcare sectors (“eds and meds”).Continue reading “Eds & Meds in the Transformation of Industrial Cities”
A small town in Wyoming is becoming a best practice by utilizing its historic assets to revitalize the economy.
Economists once again meet up to discuss weighty economic issues, this time place-based policies.
A conversation between two noted economists explores what incentives are, why the current system is broken, and how to fix it.