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State and Local Governments Turning to Entrepreneurs

While states like Indiana and Texas target growth through a zero sum game battle over existing businesses, there are increasing reports of local and state governments that are focusing on entrepreneurial growth.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Maximizing Dividends from Female Entrepreneurs

Those of us living in the United States are reminded each Independence Day of the many blessings we enjoy in terms of equality and individual liberty. The level of cultural capital for entrepreneurs is obviously linked to a nation’s cultural norms, stigmas and role models – or lack thereof. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of female entrepreneurship where unaddressed challenges allow women’s creativity, problem-solving capacity and even key science and technology skills to lay idle in our societies.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 07, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While members of Congress return to Washington this week from the Independence Day recess, Capitol Hill remains fairly quiet this week -- at least in terms of committee hearings. According to the National Journal, an increasing focus on the looming midterm elections is contributing to a less-than-productive July. Meanwhile, the House Small Business Committee is examining cash accounting and its utilization by new and small firms.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including the trend toward entrepreneurial development by cities and states, the massive and growing demand for developers, help for older entrepreneurs, angel investing in Canada and a cautionary note about U.S. innovation.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  General 
States the Focal Point for Job Creation

Another week, another look at the US and how individual states line up when it comes to promoting entrepreneurial growth. Last week, we highlighted the State New Economy Index from ITIF that showed Massachusetts on top of the list of states that adapt to continual economic evolution. The week before that, the latest Small Business Friendliness survey from Thumbtack.com and the Kauffman Foundation handed out A+ grades to Utah, Idaho and Texas. This week? It’s North Dakota's turn to shine. 

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Mark Marich
on June 30, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Growth & Poverty  Workforce 
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Request for Proposals

The 2014-2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program's Request for Proposals is available online, and proposals are being accepted now through Sept. 10, 2014.

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Mark Marich
on June 30, 2014
From the Entrepreneurs' Garage to the Dinner Table

Entrepreneurs around the world are driving a new agricultural revolution to address the world’s dual food security and environmental challenges through sustainable agriculture technology, or “AgTech”. We need many more of them.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on June 30, 2014
Category:  Global 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including an idea to leverage student research in American universities, a not-as-crazy-as-it-sounds idea to divide California into six states, the burgeoning startup scene in Phoenix, tech transfer in Ireland and the 'weird' world of venture capital.

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Mark Marich
on June 30, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Washington is quiet this week as both houses of Congress are in recess to observe the Fourth of July holiday. The House and Senate will both resume next week but there will be only a few weeks left on the calendar before they break for the entire month of August.

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Mark Marich
on June 30, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Massachusetts Tops List of 'New Economy' States
Since 1999, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has ranked U.S. states on their ability to adapt to steady economic evolution. The term 'new economy' may not carry as much meaning as it did when the State New Economy Index was created, but the list uses 25 indicators divided into five categories -- knowledge jobs, globalization, economic dynamism, digital economy and innovation capacity. As it has in each of the previous five editions of the Index (1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012), Massachusetts claims the top spot. [More]
Mark Marich
on June 23, 2014

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