With the start of the new year, economists and market experts begin to offer their predictions for the upcoming year. The rebuilding of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Katrina is likely to be a major factor in the economy in 2006.
Month: December 2005
New Pew Report Compares Online Activities of Men, Women
Research studies from Pew and Forrester Research looks at the different ways in which men and women use the Internet today. Women are catching up to men in overall usage, but their behavior differs in many respects.
New Georgia City Contracts with Private Firm to Provide Bulk of Municipal Services
Serving as an example of how some communities are privatizing municipal services, Sandy Springs, Georgia has contracted with outside firm CH2M HILL-OMI to provide many of its public works and administrative functions.
Redevelopment Agency Demonstrates Exemplary Disclosure Practices
San Jose Redevelopment Agency sets a high standard for financial disclosure among municipal bond issuers. The agency’s website also features monthly project updates, retail vacancies and live broadcasts of board meetings.
Urban Land Institute Predicts Real Estate Growth to Moderate in 2006
Survey expects growth in the real estate market to slow in 2006 compared to the robust growth rates in 2005. San Diego, Washington D.C. and L.A. are noted as top “markets to watch” for the new year.
San Diego Swears In New Mayor; Ceremony Shown via Live Webcast
San Diego featured a live webcast of the swearing-in ceremony of Mayor Jerry Sanders on December 5, 2005. The ceremony is available for viewing via archived video.
Number of Dislocated Workers Shows Economic Impact of Recent Hurricanes
Recently released employment data shows economic impact of hurricanes in Gulf region. New Orleans lost more than 200,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.