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Another Top-10 List — States with Greatest Proven Oil Reserves

Since 2008, known U.S. oil reserves have grown 60 percent to 30.5 billion barrels. That’s impressive. In addition, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) now estimates that the country likely has another 198 billion barrels of recoverable oil using technology available today. No doubt this will continue to increase. At the current estimated consumption of 19 …Read more

10-Year Employment Growth for the U.S. and States — Total, Federal, State & Local Governments: Installment #1

In economics the term Leakage refers to the outflow of funds from the commerce and banking system arising from savings, taxes and imports. Total employment in federal, state and local governments is a powerful proxy for the reduction in economic flows that otherwise could benefit the economy. Taxes – Leakage — necessary to support government …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Worst States to Make a Living 2015

Economic wellbeing is a joint function of income and the cost of living. Challenging economic environments include both lower-paying markets and those with a high-cost of living. Wellbeing also includes potential workplace injuries or even death. Some jobs are admittedly dangerous. So many beautiful places are also difficult economic environments in which to make a …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States with the Highest and Lowest Residential Loan Down Payments

Absent from the housing recovery, at least until now, has been first-time homebuyers. Increased Credit Scrutiny, Dodd-Frank, Qualified Mortgages, Job Losses, Slow Economic Recovery and Student Loans have taken their toll. Key to limiting first-time homebuyers, however, has been the increased down payment since 2007 which has barred many prospective homeowners and relegated them to …Read more

Another Top-10 List — The Best Small Towns in America

Frequently mentioned in all studies of Millennials is their propensity to live where there is a higher quality of life and not necessarily the In Places to Be or those with the Greatest Income – provided there are jobs. The U.S., after all, was originally built on small towns. Also, as the Baby Boomers retire, …Read more