57 Things Economic Developers Need To Know This Week
The stories that you need to see from this week. July 21, 2021 edition.
Welcome to this week's Assorted Links. This week we have fifty-seven stories that'll make you a smarter economic developer.
1) 😂 Site Selectors Guild research largely aligns with CNBC’s top states rankings: I'm sure glad for that, because I'd hate for there to be two lists.
2) 🚢 🚢 The world’s busiest ports:
3) 🎤 I was a guest on the EcDev Network podcast this week. Their format is interesting: They record on Clubhouse before a live audience, and the audience is encouraged to participate. Give it a listen.
4) 🏠 New full-time remote jobs have tripled, but the overall percentage remains incredibly low. Before the pandemic, remote was about 2% of all new office jobs, and now it’s about 6 to 7% of new office jobs.
5) 📈 Consumer prices are up 4.7 percent since February 2020:
6) 🌆 After strong opposition, the OMB rejects changing the definition of "metropolitan": The proposal would have raised the population threshold for a core city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area from 50,000 to 100,000. Ninety-seven percent of the public comments about the change were negative.
7) 🧳 Forget toilet paper: This summer's suitcase shortage could leave travelers in a lurch
8) California fleeing; Some deny the Golden State’s demographic decline, but data make it hard to ignore:
9) Real average hourly earnings are down 1.7 percent over the 12 months ending June 2021:
10) Union Pacific has paused service from the West Coast to Chicago as congestion hits inland terminals.