BEA Economic Areas

 Posted by on February 24, 2011
Feb 242011
 

“BEA’s economic areas define the relevant regional markets surrounding metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas. They consist of one or more economic nodes – metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas that serve as regional centers of economic activity – and the surrounding counties that are economically related to the nodes.”

BEAeconareamap(click for BEA’s enlarged version)

Annual income data by area for 1979-2008 can be found through the BEA’s interactive Bearfacts map.

[Map via Bureau of Economic Analysis]

The Long Now Foundation

 Posted by on February 22, 2011
Feb 222011
 

“The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.”

(image from Long Now – click to enlarge)

Learn more at LongNow.org