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Community Archetype View

Community Archetype View

Preparing a Local Workforce to Meet Future Demands
If you ask 10 different people how they feel about Walmart as a company or community partner, chances are you’ll get 10 different answers. Walmart represents a dichotomy of a large retailer offering lower prices vs. a large retailer putting small businesses at risk...
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Your Location and Lifespan

Your Location and Lifespan

U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project
It’s been duly noted three of the biggest words in business are: location, location, and location. From one location to the next, differences can sometimes be drastic, even when two locations are within close proximity to each other. Every indicator on the Chelan-Douglas Trends...
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Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Jobs

Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Jobs

Job Destruction vs. Occupational Changes
The Office of the Washington State Auditor has a new tool for Mr. and Mrs. John Q. and Martha Q. Public to go for government financial accountability information called the Finance Intelligence Tool (FIT). This data has always been (and still is) available through the...
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Trends In Action

Rental Affordability Outperforming the Region

There has been a lot of talk within the two counties, as well as across the state, that rents have continued to rise. While that certainly is the case, income in Chelan and Douglas Counties has kept pace; resulting in stable prices within the rental market...
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Average People per Household Experienced Recent Change

The definition of a household hasn’t changed much over time. Meriam-Webster defines household as “a social unit composed of those living together in the same dwelling.” While the definition hasn’t changed, the average number of people per American household...
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Youth Arrests for Alcohol and Other Violations Decreasing

“When I was a kid, I had to walk 5-miles uphill to school – both ways” is just a funny way of pointing out differences from one era to the next. Considering what youth face today, compared to even a decade or two ago, there are both significantly different aspects...
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