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Can Our Governors Rescue Immigration Reform?

It has now been more than a year since the United States Congress restarted efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. Despite expected resistance from conservatives, the effort looked promising initially, with strong support from business, labor and President Obama. It was disappointing news for many when John Boehner, Speaker of the House of U.S. Representatives, conceded last week in a news conference that it is going to be politically difficult to move the overhaul forward this year.

Jonathan Ortmans
on February 10, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Immigration 
Rwanda’s Rush to Recovery

While most favor bottom-up, entrepreneur-led efforts to develop robust entrepreneurial ecosystems, in Africa especially, what the government does actually matters a great deal. In the third of four posts this month on Africa, I look at Rwanda and find a country where smart government engagement has created a favorable climate for entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Ortmans
on April 22, 2013
Category:  Global 
University R&D Spending Increases

New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the amount spent by U.S. universities on research and development reached $61.2 billion in 2010--an increase of 6.9% from the previous year.

Mark Marich
on April 02, 2012
Category:  Education 
FastTrac Leading to Start-ups and Job Creation Across the Nation

Kauffman FastTrac programs in New York and Michigan are leading to new business starts – and the jobs that come along with them. Following an intense entrepreneurial education program initiated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in March 2009, 1,000 NYC entrepreneurs have graduated the program. According to SUNY’s Levin Institute, those graduates have created 300 new jobs.

Mark Marich
on February 09, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
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