We Have Half An Economic Development Strategy!

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1
Matt - just out of curiosity because I know you are generally not fond of actual sources but where did you get that 17 to 18% Unemployment forecast number?
That's scary if true.
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The dirty little secret (IOW, economics 101) is that the best thing the city can do to increase competition, stimulate vitality, drive innovation, thus increase business friendliness/jobs is to cut back regulations, taxes and fees.
Otherwise known as smarting themselves out of a job.
Don't count on it.
By the way - how have the current gov't plans (local and national) been working in regards to the unemployment rate this year?
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For clarification, Finnegan: The PDC people included it in their presentation.
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"In other words: We know we want jobs! We think we know where those jobs are going to come from! We've got a great team of graphic designers!"

Correction: they have no frickin clue where those jobs are going to come from.
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I want to know what lies in the nexus of the little triangular shape in the very middle? The Ark of the Covenant? The Holy Grail?

Tell me!
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Note to planners: Cubespace is no longer an "existing incubator" (p. 15). As for the nexus, I'm guessing it's unicorns.
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"We love that, but we also want people to know that we're a great place to do business, so we're going to be launching a campaign to that effect.""

Wouldn't the business environment speak for itself if that were the case? Seeing Lufthansa bail and Leasing signs on every downtown street is probably a bigger sign of the business acumen than cute street renames taking up our government's time.