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Creating Affordable Housing in Seattle

Housing developers unveil a challenge to build 50,000 new housing units in Seattle in 10 years -- 20,000 of them earmarked for affordable housing. Some say this is impossible. Some say this won't curb soaring housing costs in the Emerald City. What do you think?

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Drivers of Change in Transportation

The dilemma for planners — technological, economic, political, and environmental conditions are changing at increasingly rapid rates, while sustainability planning looks out farther into an increasingly unpredictable future. What does this mean for transportation planning?

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Housing Preferences in the Portland Metro Area

Where do people really want to live?

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Recreation Spending & BLM Sagebrush Lands

New report by ECONorthwest, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, calculates the economic value of sagebrush habitat in 11 Western states. This study informs the conversation between energy development and conservation.

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Oregon Cannabis Tax Revenue Estimate

In November 2014, Oregon voters decided to legalize and regulate cannabis. ECONorthwest conducted a comprehensive analysis that estimates that first year of sales would generate $38.5 million in tax revenue.

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Pike-Pine Renaissance Project Wins National Award

The Pike-Pine Renaissance project in Seattle, for which ECONorthwest provided funding and implementation strategy, has won the 2014 ERDA Great Places Planning Award.

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The Costs of Wildfire in the Sierra Nevada

A recent report co-authored by ECONorthwest explores the economic benefits of anti-wildfire fuel treatments in the Mokelumne Watershed in California’s Sierra Nevada.

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ECONorthwest’s Guest Opinion on Societal Aging Featured in The Oregonian

A recent guest opinion article in The Oregonian by ECONorthwest staff and Jay Bloom explains that societal aging need not spell economic disaster for Oregon.

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5 Questions about Education Funding in Idaho

ECONorthwest and the Albertson Foundation have kicked off a series of quarterly reports that explores education spending and performance in Idaho and its link to the economy.

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ECONorthwest’s Robert Whelan Weighs in on the Economics of the Snowpocalypse in The Oregonian

ECONorthwest Senior Economist quoted in The Oregonian about the economic affects of the snowstorm on Portland businesses.

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