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Wednesday
Sep302009

Mercatus Center - New Podcast: Economic Trends in the States with Bruce Yandle 

This week on the Inside State and Local Policy Podcast: Economic Trends in the States with Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean of Clemson University's College of Behavior Sciences and Professor Emeritus in the College of Economics and Mercatus Center Distinguished Scholar. In this podcast Dr. Yandle discusses:

Signs of the recession ending
Unemployment outlook in the US
What states will be the leaders in pulling us out of recession
Explanation of the new knowledge economy
Migration trends between states and the causes for movement between states

 

To learn more and listen to other episodes, visit our website at:  http://insidestateandlocalpolicy.mercatus.org.

 

Also, check out last week's podcast: Can New Jersey Reverse Course?

 

This podcast is a product of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  The Mercatus Center is an economic research center based in Arlington, Virginia.  The mission of the Mercatus Center is to promote sound interdisciplinary research and application in the humane sciences that integrates theory and practice to produce solutions that advance in a sustainable way a free, prosperous, and civil society.

 

Friday
Sep182009

Manchester seen as an economic leader during recession 

MANCHESTER (September 17, 2009) – In just nine months, Manchester has been cited by various publications for its economic development, its responsible fiscal philosophy and its favorable quality-of-life.

 

September 2009: National Geographic Adventure magazine names Manchester one of three U.S. cities as a “recession-buster,” saying that, “(O)ld mills have been refurbished into small businesses, while big players such as TD (Bank), Citizens Bank, and Elliot Hospital employ thousands. The river town claims one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.” (adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2009/10/best-places-to-live/washington-dc-text/1)

 

July 2009: Forbes Magazine released its list of “America’s 100 Cheapest Places to Live” list, and Manchester came in Number 1. The magazine said, “Among the U.S. cities with the most affordable housing and lowest cost of living, the Queen City offers the best combination of safety, employment opportunity and general quality of life.”(www.forbes.com/2009/07/13/cheap-cities-property-lifestyle-real-estate-cheap-places.html)

 

March 2009: Kiplingers.com noted that Manchester was the No. 2 tax-friendly city in the nation; a story that was featured on the front page of Web sites like Yahoo! and others. “New Hampshire’s favorable tax structure and Manchester’s proximity to Boston makes it an attractive residence for flinty New Englanders” (finance.yahoo.com/taxes/article/106691/Top-10-Tax-Friendly-Cities)

 

March 2009: Business NH Magazine did a roundtable on Manchester, where it declares that Manchester is taking itself to a new level. “Even during the troubled economy, major building projects have been moving forward in Manchester…Some companies are even finding opportunities due to the down economy.” (http://millyardcommunications.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=582)

 

January 2009: Northeast Real Estate News did a feature story on the city, in which it noted the ongoing projects going on in the city. “Manchester, New Hampshire boasts not only a superior quality of life for its residents …but it also offers a superb business environment.” (www.northeastrebusiness.com/articles/ JAN09/cover2.html)

 

December 28, 2008: The Cape Cod Times did a feature story on Manchester’s youth movement, and said that the “more than 100 restaurants, 20 bars and dozens of retail shops, museums and art galleries, among other attractions” were part of the reasons Manchester continues to draw young workers. It also said that “(A)n influx of young workers and families in recent years has meant a sort of rebirth for the city, the Granite State’s largest.” (www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081228/ NEWS/812280335)

 

Wednesday
Sep092009

ALEC - Cap and Trade Alert: Biggest State losers 

The U.S. Senate is expected to continue working on Cap-and-Trade legislation later this month. While we know the U.S. House version of Cap-and-Trade legislation, H.R. 2454, also known as Waxman-Markey, will have negative impacts on the U.S. economy, it’s important to note how the legislation would impact your state specifically and how your state compares to others. No one will escape the economic burdens this legislation will impose, but some fare far worse than others.

 

Find out if your state is among Waxman-Markey’s “Biggest Losers” by visiting ALEC’s Cap-and-Trade webpage. You can also click on your state to see individual state results including rankings on the following measures: gross state product loss per capita, job loss, electricity cost increases per household, and gas price increases per gallon.All rankings are based on state-level data published recently from the Heritage Foundation.Note that these results are annual averages over the time period 2012 – 2035 which makes for a truly alarming cost imposition on American families and businesses. For more on the Heritage report, visit their website at www.heritage.org.

 

Here’s a sneak peak at Waxman-Markey’s “Biggest Losers.”Remember, even if your state is not listed in the top ten, you’re still a loser under this bill!

 

 

Biggest Losers

 

Top Ten “Biggest Losers” Overall

Top Ten “Biggest Losers” in Job Loss

Top Ten “Biggest Losers” in GSP Loss Per Capita

Top Ten “Biggest Losers” in Electricity Cost Increases Per Household

Top Ten “Biggest Losers” in Gas Price Increases Per Gallon

1. Connecticut

1. California

1. Delaware

1. Hawaii

1. Alabama

2. California

2. Texas

2. Connecticut

2. Connecticut

2. Hawaii

3. Hawaii

3. Florida

3. Wyoming

3. Texas

3. California

4. Ohio

4. New York

4. Alaska

4. Florida

3. Michigan

4. Pennsylvania

5. Illinois

5. New York

5. Maryland

5. Indiana

6. Texas

6. Pennsylvania

6. Massachusetts

6. Alaska

5. Washington

7. Massachusetts

7. Ohio

7. New Jersey

7. Louisiana

5. West Virginia

8. North Carolina

8. Michigan

8. Louisiana

8. Missouri

8. North Dakota

9. New Jersey

9. North Carolina

9. Illinois

9. North Carolina

9. Connecticut

10. Maryland

10. Georgia

10. Hawaii

10. South Carolina

9. Ohio

10. New York

 

 

 

9. Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

9. Iowa

 

 

Saturday
Aug222009

Daily Grind: Obamacare At Any Cost 

Reid: ObamaCare "By Any Legislative Means Necessary"
Reid, Pelosi, and Obama with but one option to force ObamaCare on the American people: to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster in a sharp departure from more than 200 years of parliamentary history.

 

Health Care Rationing: It's No Myth!
Rationing decisions, like those made within Britain's National Health Service, are made within a system that both guides and ethically justifies them but it is still rationing.

 

The Overnights from NetRight Nation
Executive Director of NetRight Nation Adam Bitely gives the weekly update on what is going on around the blogosphere and what is coming.

 

Too Hot Not Too Note: Catch me if you can
The American Spectator writer Peter Ferrara illustrates very plainly the coming negative effects of Obamacare.

 

Saturday
Aug222009

CHQ - Republicans Missing From Their Road to Recovery 

GOP Could Use Some John Mackeys
ConservativeHQ.com - In an editorial published in the Wall Street Journal on August 11, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey outlined a seven-point plan for healthcare reform that sought to marginalize the role of government. Conservatives asked themselves: 'Why didn't Republicans think of that?' [read the blog here]

 

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