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Thursday, December 20, 2018  
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The Healthcare Industry as a Critical Driver of Cluster Development

by: Jim Damicis & Alex Tranmer

Our research examines the critical role that healthcare plays in supporting and growing industry clusters, specifically, Life Sciences, Information Communications Technology (ICT), and Medical Device Manufacturing. These clusters are producing significant contributions to the nation’s economy and creating high wage jobs.

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Economic Indicator: Opportunity Across The Nation & The Neighborhood

by: Dina DeCarlo

Over 2 years ago, the Navigator featured a post exploring the2015 Opportunity Index, and today we are back with an update looking at the 2017 Opportunity Index.

We explore how this type of opportunity-based research has continued to shape our knowledge of social mobility in the US – and, of course, how this affects economic and workforce development planning across states, counties, and local communities.

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Podcast: Provincetown Commons

by: Rachel Selsky

I joined Provincetown Town Manager, DavidPanagore, on his monthly radio show to talk about the Town's ongoing economic development strategy. JimDamicisand Iwere inPTownin late November hosting a community forum focusing on topics including tourism, arts, housing, the Blue Economy and others.

The Provincetown economic development strategy has been a fun and challenging projectthat will require some creative strategies… And, if we are lucky, another site visit in warmer months.

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Update to the Cool Insuring Arena Economic Impact Analysis

by: Bethany Meys

In 2018, the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition (formerly the Glens Falls Civic Center Coalition) retained Camoin Associates to complete an update to the economic impact analysis.Our analysis found that operation of the arena supports upwards of 155 jobs and over $4.3 million in earnings, locally.

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Borrello: Busy First Year As County Executive

Albany County, NY

State leaders pledge fight to keep Hasbro in R.I. - and Pawtucket 'if we could'

City of Pawtucket, RI

Ayear in, more questions than answers for State School land

Laconia, NH

Study Shows Increased Revenues, Attendance At Cool Insuring Arena

Glens Falls, NY





Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

“The drop is simply stunning,” Professor Johnson said. “Just 10 years ago, the surplus of births over deaths was 44 percent higher.”



Missing Middle Housing

Other resources on the 'missing middle' can be found here>>



Is the Future of the Sharing Economy Airbnbing Your Clothes?

This one is behind the WSJ's paywall...



How To Create More Time: A Strategy For Finally Getting Ahead of Your To-Do List

Never have enough time? This is a great article from Trello's blog, which offers strategies to 'liberate yourself from the spreadsheets and the to-do lists, and spend time on strategic thinking and careful prioritization."

Something we can all appreciate!




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