When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economic Survival Guide

by Mark Lautman

As the industrialized world recovers from the great recession, we face an even graver economic threat. A structural shortage of qualified workers is creating a zero-sum labor market that is forcing communities to steal talent from each other in order to survive and grow. In When the Boomers Bail, economic architect Mark Lautman details the causes of the problem, explains how it changes the game, and what you can do about it.

About the Author:
Mark Lautman, CEcD, is a founder of the Community Economics Lab, a not-for-profit think tank focused on developing new economic-development strategies. His consulting business is conducted under Lautman Economic Architecture Partners. He is immediate past chairman of the New Mexico Economic Development Commission.

Since becoming a professional economic developer 28 years ago, Mark has designed and managed four economic development programs: Mesa del Sol, in Albuquerque, N.M., 2004-2008; Santa Teresa, N.M., 1998-2004; Rio Rancho, N.M., 1986-1998; and Grants, N.M., 1983-1986.


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