Column: Better local amenities influence job creation



I think by now most people understand that differences in population growth, and therefore economic growth, between regions are due to differences in amenities such as schools, parks, the cityscape and natural attractions.

While the link between economic performance and local schools is self-evident, I am often asked to explain why having more and better local amenities matters to job creation. It is a simple concept, really.

Households (aka families) make choices about where to live based on a variety of factors.

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