An outstanding article from Brookings this week on the illusion of economic development metrics.
They needed to be brought down a notch or six. All that chest thumping and pretty dashboard making bravado make me throw up a little in my mouth.

"Most places have tried to escape this bind by engaging in bigger incentives battles and making increasingly far-fetched attempts to claim credit for economic activity (often with disastrous results..."

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...ntent=33688387