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Marcia Kadanoff

What RI Is Doing to Create Economic Opportunity

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I’m from Rhode Island – if I’m from anywhere that is. (My father was an academic … and the only people who move more than academics are military men and women.) Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Gina Raimondo (D) speak, the innovative and courageous governor of Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo is doing a number of innovative things both to keep talent in Rhode Island and to create talent…

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The Pernicious Effect of the Housing Crisis on Manufacturing Jobs

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The housing crisis of 2007/8 is the very definition of the gift that keeps on giving. A decade later we see that much of the country continues to find it’s mobility negatively affected by the housing crisis. This is a surprising factor that is limiting growth in manufacturing jobs. In the past, if you were a worker in a Manufacturing plant with an advanced skill set and the plant closed,…

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Getting smart about manufacturing in the U.S.

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Some of our friends/partner have written a series of articles on why the Trump administration is going to have a (very) hard time moving the needle with manufacturing jobs. It’s not just that manufacturing jobs have moved to China. There are (at least) three other factors. Automation and the rise of robots to do the low-end work will eliminate many jobs entirely. What economists call “job density” meaning the number…

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Jeffersonian Dinner with Bill Eggers, Author of “The Innovators and Technologies That Are Transforming Government”

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“What government innovation in the last ten years has most changed your life?” In July, Civic Makers and the City Innovate Foundation co-sponsored a “Jeffersonian Dinner” — a loosely structured exchange of ideas around a central theme with a group of dynamic, engaging professionals. All attendees are asked to prepare an answer to one question to get the conversation started; side conversations are discouraged and everyone is asked to direct their comments…

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