It’s no secret that while incentives can be effective, they may not always be the smartest move for your community. Infamous deals (like Foxconn) have led researchers to wonder how we can make incentives truly work for communities.
All states except Arizona allow Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and this tool has its pros and cons.
Employment is low, but firms are still having trouble finding qualified workers. Community colleges can serve to bridge the gap, but we need to radically change both the college and firms’ approaches to workforce development.
Researchers, economic developers, and politicians are concerned about how automation will affect the workforce. By looking at other times in our history where automation has advanced rapidly, we can learn what worked and what didn’t and use that knowledge to address future automation challenges.
By: Team Avalanche
Avalanche was all-in at IEDC’s 2019 Annual Conference earlier this month. We enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. (Hey everyone!) With the whole team in attendance, we covered a lot of ground. Here’s a recap of what each of us took away from the event.Continue reading “2019 IEDC Annual Conference Recap”
Housing is top of mind in many communities across the country. Access to affordable housing, commute times from residential centers to employer centers, types of housing available, and more all play a role in the attractiveness of your community and the ability of your workforce to easily access jobs.
A new report examines how economic development organizations can position themselves to focus on workforce development in their community.
New leadership at the Albuquerque Economic Development Department is refocusing efforts on local, small businesses and the City’s large population of people of color.
Many political candidates, politicians, and researchers have proposed a “college-for-all” approach, but this article argues that more must be done to address the future of work.
Despite persistent income inequality in America, recent U.S. Census data finds that Black household income has grown over the past few years.