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California's lack of water will cost you, where the jobs are, the chip shortage is not improving, infrastructure, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Friday
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How the California megadrought is affecting food prices: California's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry is in serious trouble due to the drought. And you'll be paying for it at the grocery store.

Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart: The headline numbers from the July 2021 jobs report showed the U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate fell sharply from 5.9% to 5.4%.

The chip shortage is getting worse: The semiconductor supply crunch came for cars and phones. Now consumers are facing higher prices.

Just-in-time manufacturing? Not with rickety US infrastructure:  Tortured logistics at one factory in Pennsylvania reveal the economic toll of strained highways and ports.

Who's ready for astroeconomic development? A new evaluation of a nearby star system’s potentially habitable water worlds.


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.