Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do People Move to Avoid Taxes?

Do people and businesses move to avoid high taxes?  That’s certainly the claim of many politicians and policy advocates who contend that wealthy residents and successful businesses flee high tax states like California to seek out more hospitable business climates … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Public Library

Economic developers partner with countless organizations, but we regularly neglect one of the most important public institutions that operates in most U.S. communities:  the public library system.   Libraries are more than simple repositories of books and information.  They can be … Continue reading

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America’s Most Promising Rural Entrepreneurs

Yesterday, I spent an interesting day over at Georgetown University for the inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship Summit, jointly sponsored by Georgetown and the American Farm Bureau Federation.   The summit included a good cross section of rural advocates and entrepreneurs, along with … Continue reading

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Is the 1099 Economy Becoming the “New Normal?”

A very informative new survey on the 1099 Economy is out from the Freelancer’s Union, the first and leading organization seeking to promote the interests of 1099ers, freelancers, and independent workers.  (Note:  The Freelancer’s Union was formerly known as Working … Continue reading

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