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Suburbia Not Only Not Dying—It’s Thriving(Comments Off)

October 30, 2013

Fortune magazine’s Leigh Gallagher got a large amount of publicity over the summer for her book, The End of the Suburbs: Why the American Dream is Moving. Major newspapers did articles repeating her claims, and she expounded them on various blogs and talk shows: Millennials hate the suburbs, Baby Boomers are moving back to downtowns, […]

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The Rise of the Aspirational City

Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox have introduced the concept of the “inspirational” city — cities to which people move “to change their circumstances and improve their lives.” These are cities on the rise — restless, growing and entrepreneurial magnets of opportunity. I was pleasantly surprised to find Richmond ranking No. 7 on the list of […]

Governor Candidates Need to Focus on Economic Growth

As our nation seems to be slowly moving out of recession, it is important that our next Governor continue to job creating focus that Governor Bob McDonnell has had during his Administration. So far only candidate Ken Cuccinelli has presented a Economic Development Plan that outlines what he would do in taxes and spending.  Terry […]

The Case for Incentives Still Lacking

Virginia approved nearly 3,400 economic development incentive grants totaling $718 million over the past 10 years, according to a new report, “Review of State Economic Development Incentive Grants,” published by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. The projects benefiting from those grants created more than 68,000 jobs. “Incentive grants appear to have a positive […]


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