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In the National Interest: High-Skill Immigration Reform
Before the August congressional recess, key Senators anticipated thatan immigration reform bill will be ready for the Senate to considerthis fall. Given that congressional action on immigration could startsoon, it is time again to highlight why the U.S. needs a smartimmigration reform that considers high-skilled immigrants’ contributions... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 31, 2009
Category:  Immigration 
U.S. R&D Tax Credit Sagging
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) continues toargue in favor of corporate tax reform. In “U.S. Continues to Tread Water in Global R&D Tax Incentives”, ITIF’s Robert Atkinson contends that the United States’ R&D credit has fallen so far behind compared to other nations... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 31, 2009
Category:  Global  Technology Transfer 
FCC Examining Wireless Innovation
The FCC is pointing to innovation in wireless communications as a major driver for near-term ecomic recovery and long-term growth. On Thursday August 27, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved a sweeping investigation into the wireless industry. The move is being broadly reported as... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 31, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Exploring Innovation Clusters
The OECD has a new publication exploring the challenges OECD countries now face in sustainingtheir positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successfulclusters. Titled “Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, the book addresses the followingquestions: What are the key factors forcluster success?  What problems are... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 31, 2009
SBA Introduces YouTube Channel
The Small Business Administration recently launched it's own YouTube channel, joining an increasing number of federal agencies that are taking advantage of the popular video-sharing platform to reach a larger audience.The channel will carry a variety of content aimed at helping support entrepreneurs and small... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Economic Bloggers
Earlier this year, the Kauffman Foundation played host to a collection of economic bloggers for an open discussion on the economic meltdown occurring at the time. Now, the Foundation has released a video that shares the insights of some of the country's most widely-read economic... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 28, 2009
Nordstrom versus Sing Sing
by Tom SullivanIt is startling how quickly the mood of ourcountry has shifted.  It seemed like justyesterday when the majority of Americans were optimistic about new leadershipin Washington and optimistic for our country's future.  Now, when Members of Congress are home andmeeting with their constituents... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 24, 2009
Immigrants a Plus for the Economy
Immigrants create more jobs than they take. That is the take home message appearing in a recent issue of Newsweek from the following 'Smart List' item: Lou Dobbs, take note: immigrants are good for our economy. The most skilled create jobs in technology and engineering,... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 24, 2009
Category:  Immigration 
Liability Litigation and Entrepreneurship: A Delicate Balance
Last week, I highlighted the need for a smart regulation frameworkthat doesn’t inhibit entrepreneurship. Today, I would like talk aboutliability litigation in more specificity. All businesses should beconcerned about the inherent risk of bringing a new product or serviceto the market. However, entrepreneurship can suffer... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 24, 2009
Category:  Liability Litigation 
Documenting the Impact of Broadband on Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy islooking for a contractor to conduct a study to evaluate the impact of broadband speed and priceon small businesses. Advocacy offers toprovide assistance in obtaining access to non-proprietary FederalCommunications Commission (FCC) and other agency data, if necessary.The study... [More]
Mark Marich
on August 24, 2009

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