Mark Lautman's Blog

Thoughts on economic development in the 21st century from Mark Lautman.


How do local economies work?

Mark Lautman CEcD, Lautman Economic Architecture LLC For the purpose of discussion, it is helpful to think about the community or regional economy as having two kinds of jobs: income generating and income retaining. Income Generating – Economic base jobs or... read more

Anatoliy and Dave’s Silver-Bullet

This blog is about two friends in Colorado Springs who might have developed the Silver-Bullet solution for two of the most wicked and intractable challenges communities face today: underperforming public schools and a growing shortage of technical talent. Their... read more