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September 2017

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WEDI Update

Economic Development News and Views

September 28, 2017




Information you can use: 

Very easily make graphic presentations of multi-state fiscal data comparisons. Pew Trusts 50 state comparisons of fiscal data.


The labor force participation rate has fallen steadily since 1999.  Who is out of the Labor Force?



Economic Development News:

Women make up more than 50% of the U.S. population, and they have grown to be 47% of the workforce. U.S. Small Business Administration – Women’s Business Ownership: Data From the 2012 Survey of Business Owners.


Restaurant Jobs Are the New Factory Jobs - For the past three decades, restaurants have steadily grown, as part of the most fundamental shift in American work—from making things to serving people.


Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will.


After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople.



Economic Opportunity: 

Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, 2017 Edition, Department of Agriculture.


Revitalizing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities, examines 24 cities with populations of 30,000 to 200,000 across seven Midwestern and Northeastern states.


Labor Day 2017 Fast Facts - Net migration estimates for U.S. counties, compare multiple counties, graphic.


Ease of Doing Internet Business - How to develop an internet sector in your economy.


How Professionals Choose Where to Live - How to attract more professionals to your area.



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