Category Archives: Economic Development

Chart of Today: Shrinking Workforce

This chart, published by Hamilton Lombard on the StatChat blog, shows how the working-age population of the United States has begun shrinking in much of the United States. While metropolitan areas still experience a growing workforce as they suck up … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Economy Needs a Real Boost

Government bad news is oftentimes released late on a Friday afternoon when the taxpayers and voters are least likely to be paying attention. Late on Friday afternoon, July 8, after most folks were heading home or starting their vacations, the … Continue reading

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How Virginia Might Build on the Rise of Education Capitalism

The past twenty years have brought significant growth to Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area, but there have been significant costs. The state’s economic portfolio is too heavily weighted toward government spending. No state can call itself diversified when one-fifth … Continue reading

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Myths and Causes of Income Inequality

New York Times economics analyst Eduardo Porter recently penned two columns about income inequality in which he claimed that the “job market is not working to distribute wealth” and “has lost much of its power to deliver income gains to working families” over … Continue reading

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Assembly Punts on Airbnb

Virginia could have been one of the first states in the nation to legalize the short-term rental industry, but after taking a good hard look at HB 812, the so-called Airbnb bill, the General Assembly decided to punt. The legislature … Continue reading

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