Times-News article on 'commuting culture' cites retired Professor of Economics Tiemann
Tom Tiemann, the founding dean of the Love School of Business and former Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Economics, offered his insights for the article exploring the commutes of Alamance County workers.
A recent exploration of commuting patterns of Alamance County workers by the Burlington Times-News included the insights of Tom Tiemann, the founding dean of the Love School of Business and former Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Economics.
The Feb. 3 article by reporter Christina Elias, "Commuting culture: More than 50% of Alamance residents leave for work," looked at the pros and cons of local workers leaving and coming into the area for their jobs each day. Alamance County, where Elon University is located, is a net exporter of workers.
Tiemann offered insights from his extensive research into commuting, noting that principal factors behind white-collar commuting are likely Alamance County's lower housing costs and taxes combined with the better job opportunities in the nearby metros of Greensboro and Raleigh.
"People are just searching for more space for the money they can afford in a house," Tiemann said. "Alamance County provides that.
Tiemann retired from Elon in 2014 after more than 30 years with the university and in 2016 was presented with the Elon Medallion, the university's highest honor.
Read the complete article by Elias, a member of Elon's Class of 2019 who is interning at the Times-News, and more of Tiemann's insights here.