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Clark County Citizen News – Stories and videos at a glance.
Let’s share this new voice to see and hear firsthand what’s happening in our community and beyond.
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1 month ago ·
Why I stepped up – to get Clark County working again.
Mission accomplished. Here’s the result. Our county's job growth went from the slowest to fastest of the 39 counties in our state from 2013 – 2016. The flywheel momentum will carry us for a while as new construction continues on projects started before the county reinstated huge fees for job creators in January.
Compare our performance in the economic race against Portland Metro, Oregon, Washington, and the US as we chose to unleashed free enterprise here at home during my tenure.
Clark County: 4.5%
Portland Metro: 2.0%
Clark County added 6,900 jobs in the last 12 months.
Construction & Resources: +1,100, 10.0%
Professional & Business services: +1,300 jobs, 7.0%
Financial services: +500 jobs, 6.3%
Manufacturing: +400 jobs, 3.1%
Trade, Transportation & Utilities: +1,000 jobs, 3.5%
Education & Health services: +1,100 jobs, 4.5%
Leisure & Hospitality: +500 jobs, 3.4%
Other Services: +300 jobs, 5.4%
Government: +700 jobs, 2.8%
Our unemployment rate was 6.0% (a historic low) as more people enter the workforce.
Economist Scott Bailey's November jobs report is here: http://davidmadore.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PR-2016-12.pdf
His detailed Excel file is here: http://davidmadore.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Employment-Tables-1612.xlsx
If your brain works like mine, you subscribe to reality that connect the dots of cause and effect. The evidence confirms or refutes our beliefs. For me, that’s the real world we live in.
Others explain such results as mysterious luck because it conflicts with their political ideology. Such views govern an alternate universe.
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3 months ago ·
Fill out my online form.