Assorted Links Thursday
Me on Clubhouse, and disappearing metros, trees, and hospitality workers -- oh my. Also, all 4.8 million scams, illustrated.
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Join me next week as I chat with the guys and gals on the EcDev Network on Clubhouse. Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM central. I promise to tell two stories: First how I let the internet name 2 of my 3 children, and secondly how I was literally run out of a rural California small town because they didn't want economic development.
To expand US vaccine access: consider the dollar store.
The case of the disappearing metros: The federal government wants to reclassify smaller areas across America as “micropolitan,” and they're not happy about the idea. Are their worries justified?
Why do we buy what we buy? A sociologist on why people buy too many things.
Trees: The critical infrastructure low-income neighborhoods lack?
The downtown office district was vulnerable. Even before covid.
We should advocate for trade schools just as much as college, especially after a pandemic: It’s time to talk about the false, negative stigma around trade school.
On the Site Selection Matters podcast they've interviewed Bob Hess of Newmark about diversity and inclusion as a business imperative in corporate site selection.
A third of former hospitality workers won't return to the industry during the labor shortage because they want higher pay, better benefits, and a new work environment: I think it's fair to say that they're not not showing up for our job fairs because they're lazy.
What 4.8 million scams look like:
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