Housing Doesn’t Have to Be So Expensive

By Business, Housing

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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