Measuring an economic recovery takes many conventional forms and factors like labor market data, interest rates and housing starts.
Then there’s the unconventional indicators. One of the better known ones is shipments of recreational vehicles. On the zany side, Alan Greenspan, the economist and chair of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, considered a boost in men’s underwear sales good news for the economy.
If the pace of RV sales is an indicator that helps gauge a national turnaround, in Sonoma County I submit that strengthening customer demand for luxury public restroom rentals can offer an economic barometer.
Let me explain. People indulge and spend more money renting such portable restrooms to enhance the experiences at outdoor weddings, winery events, birthday, graduation and corporate parties, movie shoot locations and a variety of festivals in the North Bay….