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Assorted Links Thursday

😂, 🚢, 🏠, 📈 - Sarcasm, shipping, a house, and an upward trending line: what could they mean? Find out in today's assorted links.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Thursday
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😂 Site Selectors Guild research largely aligns with CNBC’s top states rankings: I'm sure glad for that, because I'd hate for there to be two lists.


🚢 🚢 The world’s busiest ports:


🎤 I was a guest on the EcDev Network podcast this week. Their format is interesting:  They record on Clubhouse before a live audience, and the audience is encouraged to participate.  Give it a listen.


🏠 New full-time remote jobs have tripled, but the overall percentage remains incredibly low. Before the pandemic, remote was about 2% of all new office jobs, and now it’s about 6 to 7% of new office jobs.


📈 Consumer prices are up 4.7 percent since February 2020:


🌆 After strong opposition, the OMB rejects changing the definition of "metropolitan": The proposal would have raised the population threshold for a core city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area from 50,000 to 100,000. Ninety-seven percent of the public comments about the change were negative.


🧳 Forget toilet paper: This summer's suitcase shortage could leave travelers in a lurch

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Dane Carlson

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