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Los Angeles Small Business Attitudes Survey

Los Angeles Small Business Attitudes Survey

Small businesses are a vital sector of the economy and their attitudes and activities are a strong indicator of what's to come. The new Small Business Attitudes Survey from 1st Century Bank reveals optimism and expectations of growth among small businesses in the City of Los Angeles. View the new survey now.


2018 Housing Trend Predictions

2018 Housing Trend Predictions

Where are U.S. housing trends headed in 2018? View new outlooks for the year from Director of Research Robert Kleinhez and seven other leading economists in the latest Housing News Report.


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.


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.


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 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.


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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