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If you’re in the mood for some inspiration, let me make a plug for viewing the new documentary, The Place that Makes Us, which I watched this week on PBS’s
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An interesting and sobering new study from Germany’s Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) details how the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled anti-Asian discrimination in the US, and how such discrimination has
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We’ll be leading a few upcoming professional development programs with our colleagues at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) over the next month or so.   Next week (on March 25
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Last year, I was fortunate to work with my colleagues based at Virginia Tech in support of a project known as Vibrant Virginia, a statewide initiative to build closer collaborations
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Like many, I’ve been musing a lot on how new ways of working will transform who we think about community and economic development.  There’s no shortage of material on this
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If you’ve got some time next week, I encourage you to check out the North Carolina Main Street Center’s annual conference, which will run virtually from March 9-11, 2021.  While
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I’ve been working remotely for many years.  Personally, it’s worked out well, but I must confess that my own work and my collaborations are not always as efficient and productive
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We are kicking off an interesting workforce project in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority and my colleagues at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.   This project will map workforce
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As we continue on the long path to economic recovery, all communities should be thinking about resilience, i.e. what can they do to not only recover from the devastating impacts
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