How to increase commercial and get people to work?

#1OilerkidPosted 3/20/2013 9:05:49 PM
i have a population of 15,000 but the commerical bar isnt even colored in any way to get this to go up? ive been placing parks and everything in a lot of areas lately. And my industrial is starting to die since no one is working even though the game is telling that more factories would benefit well if i were to add them.
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#2kstar213Posted 3/20/2013 10:22:46 PM
1) low tech factory work is for low income people (so if you don't have college or university your work force is low income demand)
and commercial is for medium-high income people

2) parks should only be used to increase land value,
one of the tip says that - workers gain happiness from spending cash, but they can go to park instead. (so avoid cheap parks, they counter effect it)

3) commercial to residence ratio is about 1:7 to be effective (from my experience)

4) you can also increase commercial demand from tourist, but it cost as much money to attract them than to get extra tax increase from commercial