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DC Most Represented City on Inc. 500 | 5000 List

Each year, Inc. releases their list of the 500 (and now 5000) fastest growing firms in the United States. Sitting atop the 2011 list is ideeli, a members-only retail shopping site with more than 4 million member that grew by 40,882% in 3 years.

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Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
High-Impact Firms Creating Jobs in South Carolina

A new study by the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business shows that 3% of the businesses in the state are responsible for roughly two-thirds of its net new jobs. In addition to those local high-impact firms, the authors found that firms with fewer than 20 employees account for 51 percent of net job generation.

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Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
A Need for a More Informed Public

Most policymakers are starting to both heed entrepreneurs for their job and wealth creation efforts during these tough times as well as pick up on one of our nation’s biggest source of high-growth start-ups: immigrant entrepreneurs. But if public reaction to a recent NPR segment and recent Washington Post commentary on the topic are anything to go by, I fear we have a long way to go to convince the average American citizen.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 29, 2011
Economic Growth Ideas That 'Cost the Government Virtually Nothing'

Earlier this summer, the Kauffman Foundation announced its ideas for a broad set of policy recommendations that would help accelerate the creation of new startups and stimulate the US economy. The Startup Act, as it was called, just received a bit of extra attention with today’s copy of the Wall Street Journal.

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Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy August 29

The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August 29 - September 4)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
'Ice House' Program Battle Hardship with Entrepreneurship

During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010, the Kauffman Foundation launched “Who Owns the Ice House?” a two-part learning project designed to inspire and engage the next generation in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide. The program consists of a book that shares timeless lessons from the life experiences of Clifton Taulbert (successful entrepreneur and acclaimed author) while growing up in the segregated South; as well as an online course that features first-hand experiences of individuals who have overcome tremendous challenges by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Anonymous
on August 22, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August 22 - 28)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on August 22, 2011
"Closing the Transition Gap" Necessary for Post-Conflict Economic Growth

Intervening forces -- whether officially "occupiers" or not -- have a duty to create or support existing rule of law institutions in post-conflict states, according to the new paper "Closing the Transition Gap," the fourth paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States' approach to military- and civilian-led development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disaster.

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Mark Marich
on August 22, 2011
Leapfrogging to High-Growth in Mexico

Even during this bruising recession, risk-taking entrepreneurs in the developing world seem to be seeing opportunities to leapfrog others and create advantage. And, as the Kauffman Foundation’s Carl Schramm recently argued in an article in Forbes magazine, I am not just talking about mobile technology in Africa.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 22, 2011

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