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23 Things Economic Developers Need to Know This Week

The stories Dane thinks you need to see. June 13, 2024 edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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23 Things Economic Developers Need to Know This Week

Welcome to this week's issue of What Economic Developers Need to Know This Week, where we explore the evolving dynamics of our economy. 

This week we have 20 tools, stories, graphics, charts, and videos that I think you'll find informative, useful, inspiring, and perhaps even humorous. Some are economic development related directly, and some only indirectly. 🤔

If you're wondering what to do with the info in this newsletter, send something to your board members. It will make you look good!

PS - Sorry for the weird publishing schedule this week. You can blame lots of rescheduled flights and not enough coffee.

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1) Where and where aren't the children:


2) Geothermal energy used to be effective primarily in places like Iceland and Japan. However, this is not your grandparents’ geothermal energy. The Western US now holds vast, untapped volumes of clean geothermal potential:

Here's how it works:


3) According to Chmura, the rise in work-from-home practices is driving a significant increase in employment reported in “unknown counties” in the QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) data. Remote work arrangements lead to more jobs being listed without specific geographic locations, reflecting changing workplace dynamics.


4) Expect to see more, and more of this: A Montana school solved its teacher shortage by opening a day care for the children of the teachers.


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