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Incubators: A Route To Economic Development - Forbes
Startups, at different levels, always have an impact on the community they inhabit. Entrepreneurship helps to develop a country's economy and works as a social equalizer.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  entrepreneurship  startup 
26 days ago by areadevelopment
Miami’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Attracts Multicultural Talent and Investment - Area Development
As a global business hub with a diverse and talented workforce, Miami-Dade County continues to draw innovative companies, further enhancing a robust business climate.
area-development-features  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  entrepreneurship 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Eight of America’s most digitally inclusive tech cities - Brookings
Here are eight metropolitan areas that, in different ways, offer glimpses of the promise tech holds for contributing to inclusive prosperity.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
More Venture-Capital Money Is Going Into Fewer Startup Deals - WSJ
The result is a big increase in the size of some early-stage investments and valuations.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  venture-capital  entrepreneurship 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
This Is The Innovative Component Every City Needs - Forbes
Since the Great Recession, cities across the U.S. have struggled not only to rebound but to grow — and entrepreneurs in those cities have felt the sting as well.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  entrepreneurship  innovation  transportation 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon is recruiting entrepreneurs to start delivery networks - CNBC
Watch out FedEx, UPS, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service: Amazon is building its own last-mile delivery service.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  entrepreneurship  innovation  high-tech  tech  technology 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
First Person: The Indy Region Is Getting Its Story Out - Area Development
The Indy region offers great diversity when it comes to lifestyle and the pillars of the business community.
area-development-features  Matt  first-person  indianapolis  indiana  midwest  entrepreneurship  quality-of-life 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump's war on immigration causing Silicon Valley brain drain - CNBC
Trump, through a number of executive orders and memos from various U.S. agencies has started narrowing visa requirements.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  government-policy  california  pacific-states  silicon-valley  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  innovation 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model - HBR
Over the past few decades, Silicon Valley has been such a powerful engine for entrepreneurship in technology that, all too often, it is considered to be some kind of panacea. Corporate executives seek to inject “Silicon Valley DNA” into their cultures, and policy makers point to venture-funded entrepreneurship as a solution for all manner of problems.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  high-tech  tech  technology  entrepreneurship  innovation 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
The American midwest is quickly becoming a blue-collar version of Silicon Valley — Quartz
The economic engine of Silicon Valley seems to have driven right by the Midwest. America’s urban coastal cities have enjoyed an explosion in their technology sectors. New York’s Silicon Alley and Boston’s biotech corridor are world-class incubators of talent and startups. Austin (Texas), Seattle (Washington), Washington, D.C, and even Miami Beach claim a piece of the digital economy (and Silicon-something monikers).
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  tech-forum  silicon-valley  high-tech  tech  technology  midwest  entrepreneurship  startup 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
How startups are changing their approach to distributed teams as big tech looks outside the Valley - VentureBeat
When ClassPass was looking to open a third office outside of its New York and San Francisco locations, it decided on Missoula, Montana — a location that doesn’t usually top the lists of the best cities for tech startups.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup  tech-forum  economic-development  silicon-valley  montana  mountain-states 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
5 ways for public sector leaders to accelerate innovation in 2018 - CIO
Different approaches that can help to further advance the way ideas are sourced, shared, scoped and shepherded through the innovation process, so that public sector organizations can improve the yield of ideas moving through their pipelines.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  public-private-partnerships  community-development  quality-of-life  economic-development  education  innovation  tech  startup  entrepreneurship  tech-forum 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa Bay - Area Development
Entrepreneurs are seeing healthy investment opportunities in the Tampa Bay region, and the area is now how to more than 150 tech startups.
area-development-features  Matt  tampa  startup  entrepreneurship  tech  technology  st-petersburg  Florida  south-atlantic 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
What Cities Should Actually Do To Support Local Startups - CityLab
Cities are right to pour their energy into home-grown businesses. But they should think twice before becoming those businesses’ first customers or investors.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  tech  high-tech  technology  amazon  cities  economic-development  urban-planning  tech-forum 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Rural Communities’ Untapped Potential for Growth - GOVERNING
They have valuable assets that make them fertile ground for startups. To tap those assets, they need to build entrepreneurial ecosystems.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  tech  innovation  innovation-hubs  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
First Offices, Then Apartments, Now Gyms? WeWork Launches New Wellness Concept - Forbes
WeWork is turning up the heat on its competitors with a new wellness and fitness concept, which it is calling Rise by We, that opens to the public Tuesday.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  wework  workplace-trends  workplace  tech  high-tech  technology  startup  innovation  entrepreneurship 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How 'Small Town' Entrepreneurs Can Use Location to Their Advantage - Entrepreneur
You can convince top-notch talent from across the nation to "de-locate" -- and you can show local professionals that they don't need to relocate.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  entrepreneurship  workforce  startup  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Can We Build Inclusive, Innovative Local Economies? - GOVERNING
A new learning collaborative is charting efforts in four metros to connect minority communities to entrepreneurial resources.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  innovation-hubs  cities  entrepreneurship  startup  minority 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump's Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada - WIRED
Politicians like to talk about small businesses being the lifeblood of the American economy. But the truth is that it’s not small businesses but young businesses that are creating the most jobs.
entrepreneurship  startup  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs  tech  small-business  trump  government-policy  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
The Very Unusual Approach This Tiny Town Is Taking to Attract More Millennial Employees -
For small cities that want to build a thriving tech hub, the first step is getting more startups to set up shop. But the second, sometimes trickier step is getting Millennials to come to town to work for said startups.
Around-the-web  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  workforce  millennials  tech  entrepreneurship  startup  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Are Startups Better At Promoting Job Growth? - CityLab
Encouraging new, young businesses instead of older ones is considered a more effective path to job creation. A new study suggests that it’s not that clear.
this-week-389  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  high-tech  tech  technology  jobs 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
7 Cities You Didn't Expect To Be Great For Business - FORBES
New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Boston and Los Angeles are just some of the obvious cities that come instantly to mind when you think leading business cities in the U.S.
this-week-386  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  cities  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Here's What it Really Takes to Build a Startup Ecosystem From the Ground Up -
It's easy to look at something already formed and assume that it was easy to get there. But whether it's a product, a company or a supportive ecosystem, it all had to start somewhere.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Happy Hour, Hip Music and Co-Working: Welcome to the New Staples - Bloomberg
Staples is targeting a market that, while now trendy, it still considers neglected: small businesses, from independent contractors who patronize co-working offices to entrepreneurs on Main Street and in Silicon Valley.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  tech  entrepreneurship  startup 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
New Hub Lands In New Haven For Brazilian Start-Ups - New Haven Independent
New Haven’s ties to Brazil are getting a little stronger thanks to the start of a new venture that seeks to help businesses from that country gain a foothold in the U.S.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  brazil  south-america  FDI  location-USA  connecticut  new-england 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
A Millyard Transitions From Textiles to Tech - The New York Times
The 19th-century brick mill buildings lining the Merrimack River in this city of 110,000 seem an unlikely choice for the headquarters of Dyn, an internet performance company whose clients include Twitter, Netflix and Zappos.
this-week-380  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup  headquarters  new-hampshire  new-england 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Trudeau's plan to lure Silicon Valley investors to Canada - CNBC
When former elementary school teacher Tami Zuckerman dreamed up the idea for VarageSale, a Toronto-based site that runs local online garage sales, she had no shortage of funding options.
this-week-379  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  canada  location-canada  tech  high-tech  technology  venturecapital  startup  entrepreneurship 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
How Immigrants Changed the Geography of Innovation - CityLab
A new report shows how immigrants fueled regional inventiveness, bolstered creative momentum within their industries, and drove long-term technological growth.
this-week-377  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  innovation  entrepreneurship  startup 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
The Importance of Innovation Districts - Inside INdiana Business
In today's technology driven world, innovation districts are growing in their importance. Some public policy leaders believe that innovation districts are only for life sciences or information technology companies, but this could not be further from the truth.
this-week-371  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  innovation-centers  innovation-hubs  life-sciences  information-technology  high-tech  tech  technology  startup  entrepreneurship 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
South Florida universities accelerate entrepreneurship programs - Miami Herald
South Florida’s colleges and universities have made the leap into experiential entrepreneurship education, with training and programs that go beyond the classroom, beyond the business plan contests, beyond the E-clubs.
this-week-370  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  miami  south-florida  bioscience  biotech  life-sciences  education  university-economic-development  entrepreneurship 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
The Myth of the Millennial Entrepreneur - The Atlantic
The generation cheered for its start-up mentality is actually starting companies at the lowest rate in 25 years. Why?
Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups - TechCrunch
Most people don’t realize Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America (only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are larger) and produces the most engineering-focused university graduates each year.
Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  startup  entrepreneurship  toronto  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  canada  STEM  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Every City Wants To Be A Tech City - Forbes
Aside from the general machinations with which every city must deal—schools, utilities, crime, etc.—the single effort, the single desire that seems to unite modern cities is the idea that local prosperity and economic invigoration can be realized through nurturing a movement that lures and retains tech companies, engineers and founders.
Metros  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  startup  entrepreneurship  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The 13 cities with highest startup growth - Business Insider
The latest entrepreneurship study has some good news for the U.S. economy: startup growth is healthier than it's been in years.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Public/Private Partnerships Help Entrepreneurs Bring Ideas to the Marketplace - Area Development
By obtaining technology and scientific grants, government performance contracts, and economic development support, innovative companies can quickly flourish.
entrepreneurship  area-development-features  Matt  technical-center  technology  innovation  high-tech  economic-development 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and Succeed - Area Development
Startup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape.
area-development-features  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  frontline  millennials 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
What Makes New Orleans a Startup City to Rival the “Big Three” - HBR
It doesn’t take too many conversations with locals to realize that New Orleans has no interest in becoming San Francisco — but rather than stymying innovation, it’s that fierce sense of identity that has driven New Orleans in the post-Katrina era.
this-week-345  Around-the-web  Matt  new-orleans  louisiana  south  startup  tech  entrepreneurship  high-tech 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex Planned In Albany, New York - Area Development
University at Albany, New York, will redevelop 12 acres in the southwest corner of the Harriman Campus to construct a new 236,000 square foot Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  albany  new-york  mid-atlantic  emerging-technology  technology  tech  entrepreneurship 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Small Town America Is Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley -
When it comes to innovation, place matters. Not necessarily because of proximity to facilities or investors (though those are lovely to have, of course), but because creativity is almost always a group endeavor -- big ideas are the product not of one big brain, but of many ideas pinging between several smart people.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  innovation  entrepreneurship  startup  creative-class  rural-economy 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Edison Agrosciences Relocates Headquarters To St. Louis, Missouri - Area Development
Edison Agrosciences, an agriculture-technology company, will move its headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri. The company will create at least a half-dozen new jobs and strengthen St. Louis’s reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  st.louis  agribusiness  agriculture  jobs  innovation  entrepreneurship  tech  high-tech  technology 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Startup Nation: The Top Tech Startup In Every US State - CB Insights
The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds in California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the the entire United States. Other states are home to well-funded and well-known startups, including Jet (New Jersey), LivingSocial (DC), and sports e-commerce company Fanatics (Florida). The less well-known include Minnesota-based Code42 Software, which has raised $137.5M in equity funding to date.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  high-tech 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon
As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.
area-development-features  Matt  regional-reports  new-england  Massachusetts  rhode-island  vermont  maine  connecticut  venturecapital  entrepreneurship  manufacturing  jobs  side-insider-1-20-16 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
NextFab Studio Plans “Makerspace” In Downtown Wilmington, Delaware - Area Development
NextFab Studio plans to expand operations and open a “makerspace” in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. The project received assistance from a $350,000 Delaware Strategic Fund grant recently approved by the Council on Development Finance.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Delaware  mid-atlantic  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  startup  entrepreneurship  high-tech  tech  creative-class  creative-industries 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Bay Area Tech Will Never Leave San Francisco - CityLab
Startups and big names like Facebook could decamp from overpriced, overcrowded Silicon Valley any time. But they won’t.
this-week-335  Around-the-web  Matt  san-francisco  silicon-valley  pacific-states  california  tech  technology  high-tech  entrepreneurship  startup 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class, by City - CityLab
San Francisco, D.C., and Boston remain the nation’s leading creative class hotspots, but some Rustbelt and Sunbelt metros have seen substantial growth.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation  creative-class 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
California's Innovation-Based Economy: Policies to Maintain and Enhance It - Milken Institute
Innovation is critical to the creation of high-quality, high-wage, sustainable jobs and economic growth, which, in turn, support a rising tax base in California and around the world. California’s policymakers can’t afford complacency in evaluating the dynamism of its innovation economy or in reviewing policies needed to buttress it.
this-weel-332  Around-the-web  Matt  pacific-states  california  innovation  innovation-hubs  high-tech  entrepreneurship  startup 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
The Next Tech Hot Spot: Rural America - The Daily Beast
As giants like GE and GM struggle to bring IT jobs back from overseas, one U.S. entrepreneur has found a niche in smaller cities where the talent is ample and costs are far lower.
this-week-330  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  rural-economic-development  rural-economy 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship: The Future of Cities - Gallup
Demographic trends show that by 2050, a majority of the world's population will be concentrated in cities. This emerging trend means city leaders are going to have to start creating new strategies for their economic ecosystems -- and fast.
demographics  Metros  urban-planning  entrepreneurship  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation That Matters - 1776
What will it take for our nation’s cities to drive more startup activity that can transform the industries that matter most to society? In this study, we provide new perspective on this question through an in-depth look at entrepreneurial communities in eight U.S. cities. The purpose of our research is to provide a framework that city leaders can utilize to foster new innovations that improve the lives of local citizens.
startup  entrepreneurship  Metros  innovation-hubs  STUDIES  capital-access  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Leading Cities for Startups and Innovation - CityLab
Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  san-francisco  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  israel  london 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Technology Company Torsh Locates Production Center In New Orleans, Louisiana - Area Development
Torsh, a video-based technology company focused on improving student achievement by enhancing external factors such as teacher effectiveness, relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana. The company will join the city’s growing education technology community.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  louisiana  south  high-tech  new-orleans  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  digital-media  entrepreneurship 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Vancouver in Midst of Startup Tech Boom - Metro
With 20-somethings tapping on laptops, a foosball table in the lunchroom and a well-used bike room, there’s no doubt the Launch Academy in a West Hastings character building is in the tech universe.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  British-Columbia  western-canada  startup  entrepreneurship  tech  technology  high-tech  vancouver 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How 8 Cities Score on Making the Tech Hub Concept Work for Them – Next City
The cities with the strongest markets for civic innovation are also the cities where entrepreneurs believe strong connections exist between the tech community — those forming tech startups — and civic actors — those interested in solving entrenched municipal problems.
innovation-hubs  Metros  new-orleans  new-york-city  san-francisco  Boston  Washington-DC  Austin  chicago  high-tech  silicon-valley  entrepreneurship  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Best States for Starting a Business - Entrepreneur
Maryland, Colorado and Virginia are the three states most supportive of innovation, according to the fourth annual Enterprising States report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
startup  entrepreneurship  ranking  state-rankings  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
‘We’re In A Race For Talent': Mass. High-Skilled Visa Workaround Back In Budget - WBUR - NPR
The application period for H-1B visas began earlier this month and the annual quota was maxed out in just a week. Here in Massachusetts, some entrepreneurs are trying to work around the system through an experiment called the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
h-1b  Around-the-web  this-week-304  immigration  skilled-labor  skills-gap  entrepreneurship  startup-visa 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Where’s America’s Entrepreneurial Economy? - Governing
Despite many perceptions, entrepreneurship and self-employment have been on the decline for years, especially among Millennials.
millennials  demographics  entrepreneurship  competitiveness  small-business  this-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Vermont Economic Development Authority Approves Business Financing Loans - Area Development
The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved business financing loans for entrepreneurial, energy, and small business projects throughout the state.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  vermont  new-england  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  energy  entrepreneurship 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The Remedy to America's Stalled Startup Activity: Immigration Reform - Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation - Forbes
Pick up almost any academic paper on immigrant entrepreneurship and you will find a sentence that says something like this: A substantial body of research finds that immigrants have higher rates of business ownership than native-born Americans.
entrepreneurship  small-business  startup  startup-visa  immigration-reform  this-week-290  around-the-web  h-1b 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs - Nerd Wallet
NerdWallet took a look at the best U.S. cities for young entrepreneurs by analyzing the following factors:1. Access to funds; 2. Networking and mentorship; 3. Local economy; 4. Affordability.
startup  entrepreneurship  studies  ranking  this-week-284  around-the-web  metros 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship Index shows Prairie catching up - Silicon Prairie News
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias toward the east and west coasts, he said Prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
studies  ranking  entrepreneurship  small-business  state-rankings  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The National Business Incubation Association Relocates Headquarters To Orlando, Florida - Area Development
The National Business Incubation Association, the world's leading organization advancing business and entrepreneurship, will relocate its headquarters and establish a Global Training Center for Business Incubation and Innovation in Orlando, Florida.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  orlando  south-atlantic  entrepreneurship 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship is on the decline in America — but it will turn around soon - Vox
The story about aging is so well-known that people tend to neglect this sub-trend of the youth bulge. But right now we're at a moment where a lot of inexperienced workers are entering the labor market, and 10 to 20 years from now we'll be in a moment when a lot of experienced workers are founding new businesses. But for the past 10 years, we've been seeing a demographic trend that's unfavorable to entrepreneurship.
small-business  entrepreneurship  this-week-273  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Silicon Ivy: How Cornell Is Prepping Young Entrepreneurs - Forbes
In the last decade Cornell has graduated from open-for-business to full-blown startup shop, launching an innovation office that distributes $1 million a year; attracting big-time donors, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, who gave $25 million to build a newly opened computing and information sciences hall on its sprawling Ithaca campus; and winning the bid to build Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island.
this-week-272  around-the-web  matt  cornell  entrepreneurship  startup 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Obama Pledges To Build Up U.S. Manufacturing - Manufacturing Business Technology
Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their ideas to fruition.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  obama  entrepreneurship 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Where are you Located has Become a Tricky Question for Many Entrepreneurs - The Washington Post
Start-ups that are willing to hop around or spread out present a wealth of opportunity for economic development officials, who are constantly trying to recruit companies that have the potential to grow and create jobs in their communities.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  economic-development  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation  site-selection 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Can Entrepreneurs Teach Governments How to Be More Efficient and Innovative? - Stateline
A move is on to bring successful entrepreneurs into state agencies, city halls and economic development agencies to help stimulate business and job growth – and, important to many advocates, help bureaucracies become more creative, efficient and responsive to the public.
economic-development-news  economic-development  government-policy  entrepreneurship  small-business  this-week-263  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
The Mysterious Death of Entrepreneurship in America - The Atlantic Cities
Since big companies off-shore much of their job growth (or replace what's left of it with software or smart hardware), the future of work in the U.S. will come from work that absolutely has to be here, like health care, education, and food services.
this-week-262  around-the-web  matt  entrepreneurship  startup  high-tech  technology 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
MIT’s Bill Aulet: Wisconsin Can Benefit From Being Off ‘Beaten Track’ - Xconomy
Innovation can come from anywhere, and there might be some advantages for Wisconsin being located in what is sometimes derisively called flyover country.
wisconsin  innovation-hubs  biotech  startup  entrepreneurship  small-business  this-week-258  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
American Competitiveness Demands Immigration Reform - Harvard Business Review
There is wide recognition that we must fix our immigration system, but the many ways in which more open immigration would help build the economy are still not fully appreciated.
around-the-web  this-week-251  immigration-reform  government-policy  entrepreneurship  competitiveness  visa 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Report on Factors that Boost Metro Startup and Growth Rates Dispels Myths, Emphasizes Importance of Education -
Kauffman Foundation study, part of a series on business creation rates in metro areas, analyzes how regional factors play a role in entrepreneurial activity
studies  metros  startup  small-business  entrepreneurship  this-week-247  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Is The Nordic Model For Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Export Growth About To Be Disrupted? - Innovation Management
In 2011 The World Economic Forum had focus on the Nordic Model as a case of a region, which had came out the financial crunch better than most other regions.
economic-development-news  innovation  business-globalization  studies  entrepreneurship  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
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