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Everything is sales. It’s usually framed as career advice – no matter what your role in a company is, your ultimate job is to help sales. But it applies to so many things.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Tuesday

Many companies want remote workers — except from Colorado:

After a new state law that requires employers to disclose salaries for open positions, some are advertising jobs available anywhere in the U.S. but Colorado.

The cities where chain restaurants dominate:


I agree with about 95% of this article. The economy isn’t going back to February 2020. Fundamental shifts have occurred:

What Americans are encountering, though, is almost unrecognizable from just 16 months ago. Prices are up. Housing is scarce. It takes months longer than normal to get furniture, appliances and numerous parts delivered. And there is a great dislocation between millions of unemployed workers and millions of vacant jobs.

This is the kind of American manufacturing expansion we like: Moderna plans to expand production in the US to make Covid-19 vaccine boosters, supply more countries.


Episode #7 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is now live.  In it we talk to Ilana Preuss about her new book Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing.


After blowing $300 billion, US shale finally makes money:

After years of booms and busts that produced astronomical losses along with a whole lot of oil, the fracking industry seems to have found a sweet spot. It’s poised to generate more than $30 billion of free cash this year, a record, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

More shortages. This time: pleasure boats.


Everything is sales. It’s usually framed as career advice – no matter what your role in a company is, your ultimate job is to help sales. But it applies to so many things.


Kill the 5-day workweek:

Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: making American life less about work.
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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.