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Assorted Links Thursday

April Fools' Day edition, and so much more (because not everyone knows that you're not supposed to post real news on April 1).

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Thursday

President Biden yesterday doubled the money expected to support semiconductor production.


COVID hasn't been all bad for big cities: The withdrawal of businesses is pushing down rents and oopening doors to smaller businesses, the entrepreneurial class, and working-class professionals that have historically been priced out of the big cities.


There’s a niche industry built around helping celebrities drop millions of dollars on real estate without the public ever finding out. Here’s how it works.


Get ready for Generation Z homebuyers.


Americans Are on a Shopping Spree: you can tell by checking the ports.


A hint of what’s to come for dying malls: The future of the suburban shopping mall could look something like a mini community, with far fewer places to shop.


Amtrak map shows potential new routes after Biden unveils infrastructure plan.


Although they posted it April 1st, I don't know if this is a joke, or not: Introducing the Site Selectors Guild Partner Program.

A first-of-its-kind networking partnership, The Guild Partner Program offers economic development organizations (EDOs) enhanced access to site selection consultants through intimate, partner-only networking events with Guild members, first-in-line access to register for Guild conferences and events, recognition on the Guild’s website and more.

April Fool's Day Edition

Tinder for Economic Developers.

While this is an April Fools' Day joke, there's some merit to the idea.  But I would go the other direction and make a Tinder-like app for companies to find locations.


Economic Developer sends enlightening report by fax that small businesses not using modern technology hold back local economy.




and finally:

American Economic Developer Cancels Entrepreneurship Assistance Program Because “Entrepreneur” Sounds Too French.

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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.