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Assorted Links Sunday

The first mass-produced item, job hopping, inbound and outbound attraction, food, COVID and your insurance, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Sunday
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Quick, what was the first mass produced item?  It was the No. 14 chair made by the Thonet chair company. Also known as the 'bistro chair', it was designed and introduced in 1859, becoming the world's first mass-produced item.  Sold 50M+ from 1859-1930.


Job-hopping heats up: 65% of U.S. workers are looking for a new job. (Every Friday we publish a list of new econ dev jobs, if you're in that 65%.)


What’s the difference between inbound and outbound business attraction? It turns out that economic development business attraction is really just B2B sales and marketing.


Responsible consumption and production in the US:

  • 30-40% of the food supply is wasted every year while tens of millions of people go hungry.
  • An average of 4.9 pounds of trash is created per person each day, only 1/3 of which is recycled or composted.

Starting next month, most private insurers are no longer waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment.

Dane Carlson

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