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32 Things to Economic Developers Need to Know This Week

The stories Dane thinks you need to see. November 16 2023 edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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32 Things to 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 32 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. 🤔

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1) Turning empty offices into apartments is getting even harder: Only 3,575 apartment units were converted from office space last year. The already fraught process now faces even more challenges.


2) Unfortunately, US consumer sentiment declined again:


3) Good: Initial jobless claims are holding just above multi-year lows:


4) Healthcare workers, public school teachers, and restaurant/hotel workers drove a large portion of the job gains this year.


5) Hosting a mini-conference: A step-by-step guide and lessons learned.


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