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Free Lunch at Facebook? (access required)

A 2019 Pew Research Center report on social media use in the United States showed that 72% of American adults use social media. In 2005, that number was only 5%. But how many of those 72% understand the business model of social media? I certainly didn’t – at least not well – until recently.  

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Good paying jobs will reduce violence (access required)

This new year we must be intentional about treating economic development as an investment in public safety. I support tax incentives to bring new jobs to our state, but these employers must also ensure that the promised jobs are accessible to those families that need them most. Ribbon cuttings and photo-ops are not enough. We need specific strategies to remove hiring barriers by thinking about transportation, childcare, and workforce training as part of the job creation formula.

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