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Stimulating Entrepreneurship
Everyone, everywhere is focused on the stimulus package being debated on Capitol Hill. My latest essay suggests policymakers can and should do more to leverage the role ofentrepreneurs in stimulating our economy, but they must do socarefully.Here is the lead: Congress is considering the American... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Building the Broadband Superhighway
Most of the current proposals related to economic stimulus call for major investments in broadband, but how do you make these investments in a way that not only provides a short-term stimulus but also generates major long-term benefits for the economy and society. A recent... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 26, 2009
Catalyzing Regional Innovation
Science Progress, a blog sponsored by the Center for American Progress, recently asked a number of experts to offer their thoughts on how the new Obama Administration can best catalyze regional innovation. This effort, "Regional Centers of Innovation 101," is tied with its ongoing Task... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 26, 2009
VC Fundraising in 2008: It Could Have Been Worse
The final figures for venture capital investing in 2008 have been released, and the news is not good, but it could have been much worse. Faced with a major economic crisis and moribund market for exits, venture capitalists and their investors may be starting to... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 26, 2009
The Outlook for Federal Contracting
If you want to succeed in getting Federal government business in 2009, you better embrace innovation. That’s a primary take-away from Washington Technology’s 2009 outlook for Federal government contracting. The massive economic stimulus package will dominate the contracting world in early 2009, but companies cannot... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 26, 2009
A Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
Chances are, you've noticed our new name, our new look and our new home on entrepreneurship.org. I've written a quick essay about these changes and what you can expect to see down the road. Here is the lead: For the past five years, the National... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 20, 2009
Category:  General 
Startups Critical for Job Creation in U.S.
In the midst of record unemployment, a new Kauffman Foundation-funded U.S. Census Bureau study suggests that the answer to economic recovery lies within startup companies. The Business Dynamic Statistics (BDS) indicate that without job creation from new firms, the U.S. net employment growth rate is... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 19, 2009
The State of American Business
The US Chamber of Commerce has taken a look at “The State of American Business,” and they don’t like what they see. In a new report, the Chamber notes that tough times will likely persist far into 2009. Thus, major government investments are needed to... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 16, 2009
Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
In my life as a music fan, I've owned and used LPs, 45s (and even a few 78s), 8-track cartridges, cassette tapes, CDs, and now MP3 files loaded onto an iPod. The music industry continues to change and these shifts mean more than the fact that we seem... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 15, 2009
Comparing Global Data on Entrepreneurship
As governments across the globe have become more aggressive in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, they have also increased their demand for new data about these phenomena. Responding to this demand, two well-known data sets---the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and the World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey---have... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 14, 2009

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