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Have Millennials Forced Corporations to Leave Suburban Offices?

Millennials currently outnumber every other generation, and almost every industry — from restaurants to mass media — is catering to their preferences. But another market that is feeling the impact of Generation Y is the suburban office sector, as a number of corporations have relocated from office parks outside of major cities to urban hubs.

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Investments Poised for Growth, Study Finds

While impact investment in the creative economy to date has occurred largely under the radar, the opportunity to generate financial gain and social impact through art, culture, design, and innovation has never been greater.

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Pay Seen Increasing for Municipal Managers, Administrators, Survey Shows

The median annual base salary for local government chief appointed managers and administrators (CAOs) increased by 1.6% percent from $127,000 to $129,062, according to a survey of members conducted in 2016 by the International City/County Management Association.

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Research Explores Distribution of Location-Efficient LIHTC Housing

Is Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing built in neighborhoods or sites accessible to everyday destinations? A researcher at Arizona University’s School of Landscape Architecture and Planning analyzed that question for LIHTC units built between 2007 and 2011 because transportation costs generally constitute a household’s second-largest expense after housing.

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American Housing Survey Finally Issued

The biennial American Housing Survey compiled by HUD and managed by the Census Bureau is unveiled months after its due date.

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New York Named World's Most Expensive City for Construction

The trend for the Big Apple to remain the most expensive for construction is likely to continue into 2017 and beyond as large-scale construction projects and international investors drive development.

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Want to Cut the National Debt? Sell Off Some Federal Assets

If policymakers really want to slash the $20 trillion national debt without creating massive, unpopular tax hikes, they ought to consider selling off some federal assets, especially mineral rights to oil, natural gas, and coal. At least that’s the advice of analysts at the Oakland, CA-based Independent Institute.

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Not All Affordable Neighborhoods are Created Equal

Just because some neighborhoods are affordable to low-income renter families doesn’t mean children in those neighborhoods are exposed to the same opportunities as children in other neighborhoods. That is one of the take-aways in a new paper ...

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Rural-to-Urban Migration Seen Slowing as Population Ages

Global population growth is slowing due to declining fertility rates and an aging population. And, at the same time, the pace of rural-to-urban migration is waning in many regions.

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Commerce Department Report Documents Port Best Practices

The American Association of Port Authorities estimates that for every $1 billion in exports that are shipped through U.S. seaports, 15,000 U.S. jobs are created.

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