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A McDonald’s in Florida is paying people $50 just to show up for job interviews, California politicians oddly silent as companies leave, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Sunday

This is where I make a joke about zone defense:  NFL player LeSean Mccoy wants to build a real estate empire using opportunity zones.



I'm watching: Join the Hickey Location Analytics & Incentives Research Team for a deep dive on the their latest report on incentives in the U.S. and a robust discussion on the state of the industry. (April 22, 2021 at 3 PM in EDT)


This is either a hard sell for many small town economic developers, or incredibly easy: Too many small downtowns, or at least the decision makers who represent downtowns, think that the one thing that will bring them back from vacancy and neglect is an H&M. H&M isn't interested.


He's not wrong. 😆 California politicians oddly silent as companies large & small leave the state.


Talk about workforce challenges, or is this a "Florida man" story?  A McDonald’s in Florida is paying people $50 just to show up for a job interview. But it’s still not attracting many applicants.


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Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. Previously: Founded, ran and sold the world's first blog network for entrepreneurs.