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Recreation Spending & BLM Sagebrush Lands (Updated)

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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Can a Workplace Flexibility Arrangement Impact Retirement Expectations?

The strains of our aging society imply that most older Americans will need to continue working later in life to stave off financial insecurity in old age. Can a flexible work arrangement help make this happen?

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Did the Great Recession Impact Retirement Patterns?

The leading edge of the Baby Boomers reached traditional retirement ages at the height of the Great Recession and its aftermath. Not only did the Early Boomers face a very different set of macroeconomic conditions than prior cohorts did, but they were also more exposed to market forces as a result of a decades-long shift away from defined-benefit pension plans to defined-contribution plans, like 401(k)s. To what extent did these changes alter their retirement patterns?

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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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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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