Local Economist John Husing
BY DAVID DANELSKI AND KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
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Published: 16 June 2012 04:55 PM
Moreno Valley city officials say the economic promise of 41.6 million square feet of warehouses envisioned for the east side of the city includes paychecks for “tens of thousands” of workers.
The enticing projection, trumpeted amid some of the highest unemployment rates in the nation — 13.7 percent in Moreno Valley and 11.7 in the Inland region — grew out of an analysis by Inland economist John Husing. He calculated that the proposed World Logistics Center would put one person to work for every 2,000 square feet of warehouse space, creating about 20,000 “direct jobs.”
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