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Assorted Links Thursday

Me on Clubhouse, and disappearing metros, trees, and hospitality workers -- oh my. Also, all 4.8 million scams, illustrated.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Thursday
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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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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.