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Manufacturing Boom Depends On Affordable, Reliable Electricity(0)

October 30, 2014

A year or so ago, few would have predicted the manufacturing expansion we are seeing here in Virginia. After years of seeing jobs and indeed entire manufacturing industries move offshore, we are thrilled to hear of new operations happening right here in the Commonwealth. Recent months have brought announcements of new plants and expansions. The […]

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The State’s Economy Is Still Sluggish

By the appearance started to take shape in many stores in malls and shopping centers, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – the time of year that represents about 20 percent of the retail industry’s total sales. And based on recent announcements by some national retailers to hire more seasonal workers than last […]

When the Gender Gap Meets the Racial Gap

When remarking upon disparities in educational outcomes, most pundits focus on the racial/ethnic gap between Asians and whites on the one hand and blacks and Hispanics on the other. That’s no surprise, given the distressing size of the gap and the dismal implications of that gap for the prospects for forging a society in which every […]

Mid-Level Income Jobs Not Increasing

A lot has been made about the hollowing out of America, also called “job polarization” by economists. It happened during the recession when the employment in mid-wage occupations declined by a larger number than lower-wage or higher-wage occupations dropped. Since the recovery began, job growth has been lagging in mid-wage occupations. The greatest increase has […]

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