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Assorted Links Monday

Econ dev's very own curmudgeon, Dean Barber, on his two economic development pet peeves, good news for restaurants, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday

Econ dev's very own curmudgeon, Dean Barber, on his two economic development pet peeves: "Open for Business" and the "Perfect Location".  He's right, and you know it.


Yay for restaurnats. More details have been released about the SBA's Restaurant Revitalization Fund.


Scary stuff, if you're a downtown economic developer. To recover from COVID-19, downtowns must adapt.


More scary stuff for downtowns. After pandemic, shrinking need for office space could crush landlords::

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, the largest private-sector employer in New York City, wrote in a letter to shareholders this week that remote work would “significantly reduce our need for real estate.” For every 100 employees, he said, his bank “may need seats for only 60 on average.”

What's a "landmen?"  Landmen are going through a dramatic career change: As oil cools down and renewables heat up, landmen are looking to pivot.

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Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas. Previously: World's first business blogger.