What Matters More When it Comes to Moving Between States – Weather or Taxes?

R.T. Young

R.T. Young, Ph.D. Business Economics

Have you ever heard someone say “So and so is moving to Florida for the beautiful weather” or “So and so wants to live in California so he can go to the beach every day?”

These statements indicate that some individuals move because of the weather.

Of course, the weather isn’t the only reason individuals might move to Florida or California.

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Professional services jobs are soaring, making it the fastest-growing industry

Andrey Kamenov

Andrey Kamenov, Ph.D. Probability and Statistics

As we continue to explore the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns data, we take a look at the fastest-growing industries. To visualize the dynamics, we plot the relative change of job numbers from 2000 through 2012. The following figure contains the data for all industries with at least 5 million people employed, starting from 100 percent in 2000.

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The Economic Impacts of New MLS Stadiums

Benjamin Schultz

Benjamin Schultz, Ph.D. Geography

There are very few events that have the ability to bring people together (or to push them apart) quite like sports. Sports franchises have the ability to become the public face for an entire city. As such, big city mayors from Boston to San Francisco are jumping on board to participate in the current boom in the construction of sports-related facilities. According to the Brookings Institution, American cities spent over seven billion dollars on new facilities in the first decade of the 2000s, most of which came from public sources.

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