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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a critical component of business strategies

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 10, 2022.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion has become a critical component of business strategies as companies...
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Economic Impact: Online job ads in Virginia show increase in wages & sign-on bonuses

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on June 11, 2022.  With talk of recession increasing, analysts are scrutinizing all the economic indicators for signs of a...
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Business Formations Surged During Pandemic to 15-Year High

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy and ushered in a record number of new business applications in the United States. Between 2010 and 2019, new business formations grew an average of 4%...
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Economic Impact: College grads in May can expect higher wages

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on May 02, 2022.  College seniors graduating this month will be entering a stronger labor market than last year’s graduates with...
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Vaccine Mandates Appear to Have No Effect on Quit Rate

As the percentage of workers quitting their jobs rises to new highs, employer vaccine requirements have been suggested as a potential cause. Data suggest, however, that vaccine mandates had limited...
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When it comes to work from home policies, normal is a moving target

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on March 14, 2022.  I’ve noticed more people in town lately. Restaurants are fuller at lunchtime, more cars are on the road, and...
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Is a recession looming? It depends on the Fed's action...

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on February 14, 2022.  Whispers of a potential upcoming recession have been quietly discussed. Few observers have mentioned the...
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Communicating Your Project’s Value to Local Stakeholders

This article was originally published in Area Development during the 4th Quarter of 2021.  Congratulations. Your business is growing! Revenue is up, and you just launched a new product that is flying...
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Economic Impact: January 2022 Forecast

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on January 10, 2022.  Forecasts are based on assumptions. And the forecast for this year has assumptions and questions built into...
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