TIP senior partner, Jeff Marcell, was invited to participate in the City of Buenos Aires’s Global Districts Summit. Jeff shares his thoughts on the conference and the lessons learned from Buenos Aires’s innovation districts. He also shares recommendations for the future of the districts, made by himself and a delegation of other economic development professionals from the US.
Geography of Recovery: Cumulative Job Gains/Losses since December 2007 by Metropolitan Statistical Area
With our latest map, the Geography of Recovery, we explore the recession’s cumulative impact. This new data analysis provides insights into how individual metro areas have fared in terms of job growth since the start of the recession.
The recent Politico article, “A Real Path to Shared Prosperity in America,” addresses a topic that has been a central concern for many of our clients. The article highlights findings from a conference of thought leaders held this summer at Harvard Business School to explore the critical question: How can our nation continue to grow while also providing a path to prosperity for more Americans?
National labor statistics indicate there’s a need for roughly 300,000 machinists, welders and other skilled tradespeople to fill vacancies left by a wave of people in their 50s and 60s nearing or in retirement. Media have widely reported that industry-specific phenomenon, but the skills gap touches other facets of Larimer County’s job market.
Job data is important to understanding the nation’s economy, but the spreadsheets can be painful to analyze. The economic development consulting firm TIP Strategies, though, has developed a very cool visualization tool to understand how employment surges and contracts over time and geography.