SVCI touts itself as “the first higher education facility in the North Valley,” and partners with the Blaine County School District and College of Southern Idaho. Organizers hope the institute will help attract in-demand hospitality talent to the area and boost tourism.
Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it’s dwindling. To combat the decline, the state has launched a new financial program to attract younger workers. The Remote Worker Grant Program offers incentives to workers who do the majority of their work remotely from a home office or coworking space to relocate to Vermont.
SVED 2019 Q3 Forum v1 Thanks again to the Limelight Hotel for being great hosts. The link to Harry’s and David’s presentation is above. We are looking forward to continuing our talent attraction discussion. If you would like to get involved in that effort, contact harry@SunValleyEconomy.org.
Finally, A Story about YIMBY’s From Planet Money: #865, Yes in my backyard Our favorite clip: TRAUSS: We have a housing shortage. The way you fix a shortage – build more housing – so simple.” Step one – form a club. Give it a name with a catchy acronym. Step…
Get the Slides with Notes April 10th – Limelight Hotel, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm April 11th – Ketchum Innovation Center, 8:30 am – 10:00 am. We are pleased to announce our Q2 Forum featuring the return of Ralf Garrison. On the heals of SVED’s Economic Summit in October, Visit…
Click for Slides and Resources (resource links at end of slide show) Succession Planning – Expert Panel Legal, CPA, Insurance, Banking, Businesses in transition and more! Wednesday, February 27th, 5 pm – 7 pm Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Builders Shrink Home Sizes to Appeal to More Buyers
"After years of catering to move-up buyers with substantial budgets, builders are introducing new models with lower price tags and smaller footprints — oftentimes the size of a two-bedroom apartment. They’re doing so by building on smaller lots, skimping on high-end materials, such as granite and brick, and designing floor plans that eliminate formal dining and living rooms, foyers and other spaces that often go unused."
"...homes with the smallest floor plans — the 1,200-square-foot “Adams” model and 1,400-square-foot “Taft” — account for nearly 60 percent of sales, according to the builder, PulteGroup of Atlanta. Both models are built on 40-foot-wide lots and have three bedrooms and two bathrooms."
This can be part of the solution in Blaine County. We need zoning districts that will allow for the small lots however.
We want thank Champion Member and Summit Sponsor Cox Business for hooking us up with Derrick’s insight and expertise. You view Derrick’s slides here.
We were thrilled when Rebecca said she could speak about events at the Summit. You can view Rebecca’s slides here.
Ralf was thrilled to be “invited back” this year. He challenged some and thrilled all. Here is a link to Ralf’s Slides.