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Economic Development, 
Site Selection, 
Covid-19, 
Economic Impact

Working More From Home Has Impacts for Economic Development, Site Selection, and Urban Planning

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 8, 2020.     Working from home was already becoming more common, but the COVID-19 crisis forced many employers to quickly alter...
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Education, 
Covid-19, 
Economic Impact

Will Colleges Reopen in the Fall? The Economic Impact of Three Scenarios

As state governments began to shut down schools this past March due to COVID-19, colleges and universities across the United States were forced to quickly transition and adopt remote education...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Impact: Some summer jobs might be hard to find this year

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on June 8, 2020. High school and college students are probably struggling to find summer jobs in this era of COVID-19. Ads for some of the...
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Economic Impact, 
Data

Economic Impact: Wage Growth in the Richmond Region

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on March 8, 2020. Annual average wage growth in the Richmond metro area and the state has lagged that of the nation from 2010, the year after...
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Economic Impact, 
Data, 
Analysis

Economic Impact: Political polls, like economic forecasts, can vary greatly depending on assumptions

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on February 10, 2020.   Predicting economic growth and the outcome of elections have something in common: Both rely on assumptions. We...
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Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

Economic Impact: Forecast for 2020 looks better than it did a year ago

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on January 6, 2020. What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time there was talk of recession, in part, because the stock market and...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy

Economic Impact: Should the U.S. consider Modern Monetary Theory to improve economy?

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on December 16, 2019. The U.S. budget deficit reached $984 billion in 2019. That’s 4.6% of gross domestic product. Such a large deficit...
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Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

Economic Impact: Retailers in Virginia should see holiday sales higher than the national forecast

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 10, 2019.  The kickoff to the holiday selling season starts this month. It is an important time of year for retailers as holiday...
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Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

Economic Impact: National business economists foresee slowdown in U.S. growth

If you’ve ever spent time with a couple of economists, you may walk away thinking they never agree and enjoy criticizing each other’s models and assumptions. After spending a few days with over 300...
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