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Posts in category “Economics”

The Yelp Index of Economic Growth

Can crowdsourcing compete with government data?

Posted November 18th, 2017

Struggling Cities Don’t Need Creative Class Leadership

Outside talent often focuses on big ideas while neglecting fiscal realities.

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Redemption of Richard Florida

From creative class to working class.

Posted July 14th, 2017

When Historic Preservation Depends on Gentrification

To survive, smaller cities need economic and cultural capital.

Posted July 7th, 2017

Killing the City Won’t Save the Small Town

Rural communities need the regional dynamism that metropolitan areas provide.

Posted June 23rd, 2017

Why a Solar Eclipse Has the Heartland Rethinking Alcohol Laws

Two small towns will greet thousands of new tourists—and provide easier access to liquor.

Posted February 23rd, 2017