January 2021

Phil Berger Has a Lot Left to Accomplish

North State Journal January 13, 2021 State Senator Phil Berger is now entering his 10th year as President Pro Tempore. With the state budget beginning in the Senate this year, most policy roads will lead to Berger and the problems he hopes to resolve. First up will...

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No, Austin Won’t Become Silicon Valley 2.0

Texas Monthly January 3, 2021 Is Austin set to become the next San Francisco, complete with exorbitant housing costs, high crime and stark inequality? “Texodus” is bringing tech companies and people from the Bay Area to Austin, but wise choices by local policymakers can avoid importing northern...

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2021 Just Has To Be Better. Doesn’t It?

Regions Economic Outlook January 2021 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy won’t be fully understood for some time. That makes economic forecasting, dicey even in normal times, more unreliable than ever, says Regions Bank Chief Economist Rick Moody. “All any forecaster is left with...

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The Industrial Sector: No End in Sight of Its Success

Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services December 2020 As e-commerce continues to drive the nation's economy, industrial assets are now the leading demand in real estate, according to a report by Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services. With most of the country adhering to stay-at-home...

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Few Positives in Final Fall Enrollment Numbers

Inside Higher Ed December 17, 2020 US colleges and universities lost about 400,000 students this fall, according to the most recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Public institutions lost four percent of their enrollment, a troubling trend given public campuses enroll seven out of...

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