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For the week of October 5, 2015   

Indiana Business Bulletin

COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Lessons from a Public Lecture

Research now convincingly argues that relative city size is mostly influenced by the location choices of more educated households and agglomerations.

This week I was tasked to deliver an annual public lecture. I suppose it is the sort of thing professors might have done a century ago when there were fewer forms of entertainment to distract the curious. I doubt an economic lecture competes well with the Kardashians. Still, I was excited to get to talk to a broader audience than professors typically do, and the topic interested me with its timely message. Let me explain.

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DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
August Vehicle Sales

Motor vehicle retail sales remain strong. Recently released August 2015 data shows an overall increase of 2.82 percent from a year ago. This was led by an 11.32 percent year-over-year increase in the sales of light weight trucks, which includes SUVs and minivans. Auto sales actually decreased by 6.62 percent.

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