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For the week of July 4, 2016
COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
The unhappy result is local economic developers chasing a shrinking number of footloose or attractable jobs.
The Center for Business and Economic Research recently released a study explaining the generally disappointing results of local economic development efforts in Indiana. It is worth reading in whole, but the gist of it ought to be part of the local discussion about efforts to attract jobs and households.
Read the full text: Economic Development Problems Are at Local, not State Level
Last week's commentary: Income Inequality and Education
View our latest work and related topics by visiting our projects and publications library.
Projects and Publications Library: http://projects.cberdata.org
DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
Data on May 2016 housing starts was recently released. New privately owned housing starts totaled 1.16 million units in May, a 0.26 percent decrease from April, but a 9.5 percent increase from a year ago.
Year-over-year growth in single family units (+10 percent) and large multifamily (5+) units (+10 percent) led growth.
ECONOMIC INDICATORS – View all economic indicators (CBER Data Center).
July 8, 2016
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