Tag: Job creation
How to Measure Job Creation from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs
In past posts, we have discussed how governments can use financing programs to encourage energy improvements and how energy improvements can turn undesirable properties into economic opportunities. In fact, economic development and job creation are some of the major benefits touted by govern … Continued
The Role of Economic Development Professionals in Job Creation
Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. In the third part of a series on “How to Create a Job”, This American Life teamed up with Planet Money to get some insights into the “nuts and bolts of government job creation” by attending a recent meeting of the International Economic Devel … Continued
Which Types of Businesses Drive Job Creation?
Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. A widely cited statistic that is generally accepted at face value is that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of new jobs are created by small and/or existing firms. What is the basis for this information? Is this a well-established fact or mere … Continued
Where are the Jobs?
Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. The latest national employment numbers for June 2010 show some modest private sector job creation despite a decline overall in total nonfarm employment. The unemployment rate dropped a bit to 9.5 percent from 9.7 percent in May. The U.S. ec … Continued