Housing Doesn’t Have to Be So Expensive

By | Uncategorized

We really like this piece in Bloomberg Businessweek Housing Doesn’t Have To Be So Expensive:   Bringing down prices requires a combination of affordable homes and upzoning Some excerpts to consider: “Housing prices needn’t be high just because an area is hemmed in by water or mountains” “Constraints on housing prevent…

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2018 Q3 – Economic Update

By | Business, News

2017 saw growth in sales with some cities up and some slightly down. Blaine County also saw increases in the number of jobs, businesses, wages and income from self-employment. SVED estimates the Blaine County GDP to be $2.0 Billion in 2017, up from our last estimate of $1.8 Billion in…

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Replicating Sector Clusters to Grow the Economy

By | Business

Many of the concepts, issues and practices in this discussion from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis can apply to us here in Blaine County. Here are few excerpts: “As with many thriving clusters that began with a start-up company or two, part of the magic is a combination of…

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