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Geography of Recovery Map Shows Some Metros Still Struggling

Geography of Recovery Map Shows Some Metros Still Struggling

TIP Strategies continues to track patterns of regional employment disparity in the US economy with our Geography of Recovery interactive map. As of November 2018, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment in the US approached 150 million for the first time, a gain of more than 11 million jobs from the start of the Great Recession. The strong gains mask some bad news, however.

2018 IEDC Leadership Forum: Three Takeaways

2018 IEDC Leadership Forum: Three Takeaways

Last month, John Karras attended the International Economic Development Council’s 2018 Leadership Summit held in Las Vegas (January 28-30). This annual event offers the opportunity for economic development’s senior-most leaders to share their experiences and talk about the future of the profession. In this post, John shares his three key takeaways.

Three Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018

Over the past decade concepts like full employment, the skills gap, and the gray tsunami have become pressing concerns in the economic development arena. Technological disruptions continue to cast a shadow on the future of jobs. In the face of these challenges, here are three trends that are worth paying attention to over the short term.

Three Defense Sector Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Defense Sector Trends to Watch in 2018

The major theme for the US defense sector in 2018 continues to be uncertainty. Congress remains under immense pressure to raise defense spending due to ongoing military operations, decreased readiness, and aging weapons systems. However, addressing these challenges will require Congress to pass a budget that removes the spending caps mandated by Budget Control Act of 2011, which Washington currently seems unable to accomplish.

Three Companies to Watch in 2018

Three Companies to Watch in 2018

Many US firms are poised to accomplish great things in 2018. The companies we chose to profile in this post stood out, given the strategic moves they made in 2017 and the potential implications of these decisions on their respective industries and on our way of life in 2018.

Three Urban Development Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Urban Development Trends to Watch in 2018

Urban development trends, such as coworking, experiential retail, and big-box redevelopment will continue to impact US communities (large and small) in 2018. Economic developers, take notice! Creative approaches to development challenges will abound in the year ahead.

Three Technologies to Watch in 2018

Three Technologies to Watch in 2018

Only in hindsight is it possible to understand the vast changes wrought upon our lives by the onslaught of new technologies. Stay tuned. More changes are on the way. Of the many emerging technologies to watch, we spotlight three to keep an eye on in 2018.

The Economic Potential of Fort Worth, Texas

The Economic Potential of Fort Worth, Texas

The economic potential of Fort Worth, Texas—soon to be the nation’s 12th largest city—is tremendous. In December 2017, the City unveiled its first economic development strategic plan. The TIP-lead initiative provides a comprehensive roadmap to guide the community’s growth over the next five years.

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