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The 29 Things to Economic Developers Need to Know This Week

The stories that Dane thinks you need to see this week. March 30, 2023 edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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The 29 Things to Economic Developers Need to Know This Week
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This week we have 29 stories, graphics, charts and videos that I think you'll find informative, useful, inspiring, and perhaps even humorous.  Some are economic development related directly, and some only indirectly. 🤔

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As always, if you find something interesting, please send it to me.

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1) 'The era of urban supremacy is over': The most recent census data "show almost unprecedented declines or slow growth, especially in larger cities," William Frey, a demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, emailed in response to my query.


2) Visualizing U.S. consumption of fuel and materials per capita:


3) The lure of the 'Made in America' sales pitch: Geopolitics forced an entrepreneur, Taylor Shupe, to bring jobs back from China. It's helping sell his meme-inspired socks too.


4) 0️⃣0️⃣ The high price of low interest rates: 0% rates were systemically irresponsible.


5) Cargo theft, led by food and beverage, is surging across the U.S.


6) Strategies for building US semiconductor fabs: The need to compete for skilled labor could delay fab construction in the United States, but some new strategies may help accelerate progress.


7) 🤖 Up to 80 percent of workers could see jobs impacted by AI: Researchers also found that higher-income jobs will likely have greater exposure to GPT, but that it will span across almost all industries.


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