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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Tuesday, August 27, 2013:
The economic recovery still may be sluggish but commercial real estate investments appear to be on the rise. In fact, gross income for realtors who deal in commercial real estate has increased for several years in a row nationally.
This takes into account commercial sales, leasing, apartment and retail buildings, property management, and development.
So what does it mean for the economy overall and what trends do we see regionally? The Central Penn Business Journal will host the 8th annual Real Estate and Development Symposium in Hershey Lodge next week.
We'll get a preview of the trends and how the economy is impacted by commercial real estate sales and investments on Tuesday's program.
Joining us are Larry Kluger, president of Journal Multimedia and Robin Zellers, president of NAI CIR, a commercial real estate firm.
Also, we’ve produced a few programs recently on the "eat foods that have been produced locally" movement.
Some non-farm families in Central Pennsylvania have taken it a step further. They are raising chickens in their backyards.
In a poll conducted by the 200,000 member website www.backyardchickens.com, 92% say they raise chickens to get fresh eggs.
But not everyone wants chickens in their neighborhoods and municipalities have developed ordinances to deal with the issue.
Appearing on the program is Nicole Fortney of Dauphin County, who raises chickens in her back yard and Phil Ehlinger, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Zoning Officials.
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