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Assorted Links Wednesday

The southwest is America’s new factory hub, how the world ran out of everything, a new podcast episode, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Wednesday

Episode 4 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is out.  In it we talk to Chad Chancellor about (amongst other things) why your EDO needs a podcast.

Tesla can't sell texas-built cars in Texas without this crazy workaround: Tesla will have to ship its cars out of Texas to then turn around and sell them back to Texas residents.

One way companies are concealing higher prices: Smaller packages

Consumers are absorbing higher labor and materials costs in the form of thinner rolls, smaller cans and lighter bags, and experts say such ‘shrinkflation’ will ramp up in the months to come.

How the world ran out of everything: Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

Three signs that your economic development strategy needs a refresh:

Ilana's new book, Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing, will be out in late June, and we'll have her on the podcast at about that time.  If you have any questions for her, please let me know.

The southwest is America’s new factory hub: Five states in the region accounted for 30% of U.S. job growth in manufacturing over three years, adding more than 100,000 jobs. (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada)


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