Help Wanted: Economist

In a sign of the times, a local refrigeration company looks to strengthen its competitive advantage in a global market by adding an economist to its staff.

This classified from the on-line and print editions of a coastal town rag, published thrice weekly:

ECONOMIST, Corporate, Morehead City, NC needed by BMIL Technologies LLC. Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in solution to economic problems affecting the cold storage, refrigeration and dehumidification industries. Collect and process economic and statistical data. MA in Economics plus 3 years experience or BA in Economics plus 5 years progressive experience.

The reason this classified strikes me is that it relates to  my previous post on emerging issues and creativity.

Leadership of BMIL has devised a creative strategy to understand and attack “the economic problems affecting the cold storage, refrigeration and dehumidification industries.”  BMIL wants to bring on board an economist who will “collect and process economic and statistical data.”  That person will “conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans” relative to growing their business in its sector.

This is no different than how we in schools can and should creatively embrace data and research/policies to create plans for continued growth in our own sectors.

Ultimately, the refrigeration company’s success will be judged in terms of refrigeration units sold.  Our gold lies in how many units of academic growth we can influence annually for 100% of our students.

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