Big Ideas from the Big Apple – Inman Connect New York 2019

Part 1 – Brokers, Agents and Disruptors Inman conferences have a history of good discussions on timely topics, and this year was no exception due to recent changes in the market. While it’s impossible to cover five full days of wide-ranging discussions in a single blog post, here are the highlights that directly reflect trends …Read more

Best Jobs in America 2019

As the new year progresses, the questions from parents and grandparents continue: “What should my child-grandchild-God child-niece-nephew-cousin et al major in at college to obtain a good job?   This question arises multiple times weekly. Fortunately, U.S. News and World creates an annual compilation of the jobs that are projected to have the greatest number of …Read more

State Job Growth — December 2018

Axioms are truths, and my primary Axiom is that Jobs Are everything to an economy.  Period.   That is the speech topic for 2019. Given a rocketing 312,000 net new jobs created nationwide in December 2018, many states fared the same with better-than-expected results.  Then there are others as job growth is not systemic across the …Read more

Wyoming — Supersector Employment Analysis

Axioms are truths, and my primary Axiom is that Jobs Are Everything to an economy.  Period.   What kind of jobs are created or lost make a difference – not all jobs pay the same.  Job growth, however, is not systemic across the country by state.  Variability in job growth exists across all states at any …Read more

State Job Growth November 2018

Axioms are truths, and my primary Axiom is that Jobs Are everything to an economy.  Period. Job growth, however, is not systemic across the country by state.  Variability in job growth exists across all states at any point in time and also within the same state over a time period.    As usual, I invoke …Read more

U.S. & State Population Changes — 2017 to 2018

While I always say that jobs are everything, there are also demographics to consider.   Unlike most of the economically developed world, the U.S. continues to grow in population – both by births and net migration.  The U.S. Census Bureau just released their population estimates for 2018 for the U.S., states and the District of Columbia. …Read more

Where Americans are Moving — 2018

Having grown up in a small town in Southwestern Colorado that had only one radio station, you listened to whatever music they played – at least until sunset when radio skipwaves bounced off the ionosphere  from distant locations into the valley.   Whatever the DJ felt like playing is what you heard.   One of the DJ’s …Read more