Assorted Links Friday
Two questions, some charts, some news and some commentary. Happy Friday!
QUESTION: Do you have a graduate degree in economic development? Any reviews, advice or recommendations?
ANOTHER QUESTION: Has anyone read Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice? Any good?
Manufacturing in the US: now or never?
Import prices up 10.2 percent, export prices up 17.2 percent for the year ended July 2021.
The Ever Given is back in Suez. Let's hope they don't need that lone guy on a tractor this time.
Amazon plans to open large retail locations: We used to call these department stores.
Cushman & Wakefield's 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index is out.
The American Alley, Part 4: Rediscovering the forgotten human scale
3 in 4 employees want ability to work from home forever: More than two in five (48%) say a company’s policy on remote work is now their number one desired workplace perk. It’s so important that nearly three in four (72%) claim they wouldn’t even consider working for a company that didn’t offer flexible work-from-home policies.
Beyond traditional measures: Examining the holistic impacts of public space investments in three cities.
Tech should remain an essential focus of economic developers: Start-up activity boosts opportunities for locations and under-represented groups.
Several Chinese ports are facing congestion as vessels due to call at Ningbo are being diverted and cargo processing is slowed partly due to stricter disinfection measures under China's "zero-tolerance" coronavirus policy.
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