State Economic Development Bulletin – July 2021

  <!– State Economic Development Bulletin <!– <!– Latest News <!– <!– U.S. Job Openings Rise, Underscore Hiring Difficulties (Bloomberg). U.S. job openings rose to a record high in May, underscoring persistent hiring difficulties and reflecting more vacancies in the health care, education, and hospitality industries. The number of available positions climbed to 9.21 million […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – June 2021

  <!– State Economic Development Bulletin <!– <!– Latest News <!– <!– Employment Higher in all 50 States (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia between April 2020 and April 2021. The largest job increases occurred in California (+1,302,100), New York (+1,029,800), and Texas (+1,007,100). […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – May 2021

  <!– State Economic Development Bulletin <!– <!– Latest News <!– <!– How States Can Address Capital Access with SSBCI 2.0 (SSTI). The American Rescue Plan Act authorizes a $10 billion State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). This funding is unlike other small business assistance programs authorized during the pandemic emergency as it specifically provides […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – April 2021

  <!– State Economic Development Bulletin <!– <!– Latest News <!– <!– State Funding Breakdown for American Rescue Plan Act (Rockefeller Institute). After a year of fiscal uncertainty, state and local governments are receiving resources through the American Rescue Plan Act that will allow them to close budget gaps and restore services that were lost […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – March 2021

Latest News SSBCI 2.0 Delivers $10 Billion to State Finance Programs (Council of Development Finance Agencies). The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes funds to support the relaunch of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The reauthorization of SSBCI is a major step forward in recognizing the economic challenges faced by underserved communities […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – February 2021

Latest News What to Watch in the 2021 Stimulus Proposal (SEDE Staff). The American Rescue Plan proposed by President Biden and currently being considered in the U.S. House would provide $1.9 trillion in economic relief. While the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks and the national vaccination plan are getting most of the headlines, the plan has […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – January 2021

Latest News Trends for 2021—and Beyond (McKinsey & Company). Businesses have spent much of the past nine months scrambling to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. While the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet won, with a vaccine in sight, there is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel—along with the […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – December 2020

Latest News Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First? (New York Times). With initial coronavirus vaccine supplies limited, the United States faces a hard choice: Should the country’s immunization program focus in the early months on the elderly and people with serious medical conditions, who are dying of the virus at the highest rates, or […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – November 2020

Latest News The Future of Commercial Office Space (Cushman & Wakefield). Concerns exist about the future of commercial office space. There is no denying that the work from home trend is real and the impacts will be felt in the short and long term. A report from Cushman & Wakefield examining the global impacts of […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – October 2020

Latest News U.S. Census Provides Monthly State Retail Sales Data (U.S. Census Bureau). The U.S. Census is launching a new experimental data product featuring modeled state-level retail sales. The Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) report features interactive state-level data visualizations that combine data from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, administrative data, and third-party data. The […]