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Funding Transportation Infrastructure in CA

Funding Transportation Infrastructure in CA

This analysis, prepared for Next 10, examines California's transportation infrastructure funding and finds that motor vehicle fuel taxes (a primary source of funding for fixing and improving roads) are declining as cars become more fuel efficient and as the state's fleet of electric cars expands. View the analysis now.


Latinos A Consumer Powerhouse

Latinos A Consumer Powerhouse

Major demographic and income changes have made Latinos in Los Angeles County heavy hitting consumers who account for a large proportion of spending in categories ranging from food to cell phone service to audio visual equipment. Read the new analysis now.


Data Shows California A Good Place To Do Business

Data Shows California A Good Place To Do Business

Far from being "unfriendly" to business, a new data report finds that California is one of the most successful states in the nation at creating new jobs and businesses. The report, California New Business Creation, finds that the state ranks 4th in creating new businesses. Commissioned by Next 10 with analysis by Beacon Economics.


How Do U.S. States Compare On Jobs, Wages?

How Do U.S. States Compare On Jobs, Wages?

Which state's workers make the most money? Have the best credit? Which states create the most businesses, emit the most greenhouse gases, and have the most extreme weather events? Compare50, an unprecedented new website from Next 10 with analysis by Beacon Economics, puts big data into everyone's hands, allowing users to compare states on everything from graduation rates to per capita income.


Fix CA Tax Structure To Solve Housing Shortage

Fix CA Tax Structure To Solve Housing Shortage

California's tax code has a lot to do with its growing housing shortage. Prop 13 weighs heavily in that equation and facing the state's housing challenge will require a hard look at this 'third rail' of California politics. Read Robert Kleinhenz's post at No Nonsense Economics.


Christopher Thornberg A Housing Bubble Hero

Christopher Thornberg A Housing Bubble Hero

Beacon Economics' Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg was spotlighted on the business page of the Los Angeles Times in an article headlined "Housing Bubble Hero. The profile describes him as one of the few economists to call the housing crash. Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.




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