• The Green New Deal Promises Jobs, But Workers Need to be Ready to Fill Them

    From Brookings:  Against a background of scary reports, hurricanes, and fire, a “Green New Deal”  is emerging to address global warming head-on, generating a ton of buzz in Washington. The Green New Deal raises more questions than it answers at...

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  • National Solar Jobs Census 2018

    From The Solar Foundation:  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2018 is the ninth annual report on the size and scope of the American solar workforce. Based on a rigorous survey of solar employers, it is the most comprehensive...

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  • Training the Workforce of the Future: Education in US Will Need to Adapt

    From Daily Mail:  The robots may be coming for our jobs – but they are also job creators. Technology is increasingly infused into everything we do, and that will only become more evident in the workplaces of...

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  • St. Louis Makes Modest Gains

    From Multi-Housing News:  St. Louis’ multifamily market continues to improve at a middling rate, as the metro’s population and job market grow at below-average rates. Rents have increased moderately over the past year, reaching $928, up 1.3...

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  • Jobs, Growth and the Dubious Worth of Tax Incentives

    From Governing:  As governments struggle to keep and attract employers and jobs, economic development incentives such as tax-increment financing and tax abatements are becoming more popular, as evidenced by the nationwide frenzy to offer massive tax breaks...

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  • Landing Amazon HQ2 Isn’t the Right Way for a City to Create Jobs. Here’s What Works Instead.

    From Brookings:  Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even Saturday Night Live satirized the lengths to which local officials will...

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  • The Rust Belt Needs Capital to Turn Talent and Innovation Into Jobs

    From Brookings:  Since Rust Belt voters tipped the results of the 2016 election, interest in effective strategies for supporting new business and job growth in this important region has intensified. Such interest recognizes that the states of...

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  • Help Wanted: St. Louis Needs Larger Skilled Workforce to Grow Economy

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Job skills are the focus of the 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce study published Wednesday by the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. This year’s report is titled “Help Wanted:...

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  • Construction Jobless Rate Hits 18-Year Low, Industry Adds 19,000 Jobs

    From Engineering News-Record:  The construction unemployment rate for July dropped sharply from June and year-earlier levels, falling to 3.4%, the lowest monthly figure since at least January 2000, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The bureau’s latest...

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  • Why Communities Across America Struggle to Fill Jobs

    From LinkedIn Dustin McKissen:  Though hiring managers are struggling to fill jobs across the nation, the shortage of workers facing the country’s employers is particularly pronounced in the Midwest, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. While the Journal’s analysis is...

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