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  • Separating Plausibility from Fantasy: the Conservative Approach to Economic Impact Analysis

    18 July
    2017

    By Tim Shea Special Contributor   It’s a story that makes headlines with depressing frequency. A politician rolls out a shiny new plan to revitalize the community—sometimes it’s in partnership with a private entity, sometimes...

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  • A Dream Denied

    12 July
    2017

    In the race to attract the best and brightest innovators from around the world, the U.S. has just decided to compete in this race while wearing a lead vest. The White House, and more specifically, the Department of Homeland Security, has decided to...

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  • The Times They are a Changin’: a Populist America in a 21st Century World

    11 July
    2017

    By Tim Shea Special Contributor For those of you (perhaps wisely) avoiding the news, last week saw the coming and going of the annual G20 summit. This year’s event, taking place in Hamburg, Germany, brought with it the usual slew of...

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  • Developing Places: One of the Many Hats for an Economic Developer

    06 July
    2017

    By Nicholas Samuel Director of Research   One of the key tasks of an economic developer is to understand and coordinate the “moving parts” of their local economy. This task involves connecting business and service providers,...

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  • America in 241 Digits

    04 July
    2017

    By Tim Shea Special Contributor   It’s that time of year again: bar-b-ques, fireworks, the sweet, sweet vocals of Lee Greenwood piping into your eardrums. It’s America’s birthday, and though things may not be perfect, we still...

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