Young talent. Everybody wants it. And countless communities across the country have made significant investments to make themselves more appealing as places to live, recognizing the importance of quality of place in drawing talent. But what does the Millennial generation really want in a community and what do they consider the most important criteria in making that location decision? editor and BusinessClimate contributor Matt Carmichael delves into those questions in a newly released white paper, The Millennial Equation: Does Livability Really Factor Into Attracting Young Talent?

Agriculture is a major economic driver and job creator, but it is one of the most uncelebrated sectors of the U.S. economy. The industry accounts for nearly 3.75 million jobs – less than 1 million short of the 4.3 million jobs in the tech sector – and that number is growing as the world’s food consumption rises. In 2014, the dollar value of U.S. agricultural exports rose to a record $152.5... Read More »

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