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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 
37 minutes ago by areadevelopment
One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities - HBR
In smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising new businesses can die on the vine for lack of access to markets and capital. Those regions need new forms of innovation financing to prosper in an age of globalized commerce.
innovation-hubs  capital-access  startup  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
20 days ago by areadevelopment
This startup lets manufacturing companies hire skilled workers on demand - Built In Chicago
Finding skilled talent in the tech world isn’t easy. Turns out, it’s a major problem for the manufacturing industry as well.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  startup  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
9 weeks 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
Six Emerging Startup Ecosystems in the United States - Startup Genome
Startups in Springfield (MA) sell to global markets at a surprisingly high rate. Founders in Albuquerque and New Orleans enjoy supportive local cultures. Reno and Fresno welcome entrepreneurs from elsewhere. Hartford has high shares of female and immigrant founders.
small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Can the U.S. Keep Its High-Tech Edge? - WSJ
America still leads the world in innovative start-ups, but other countries are gaining fast. If we don’t act, the next big thing will come from Beijing or Berlin.
startup  competitiveness  Around-the-web  small-business  this-week-439-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
How Metal Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry Landscape -
The aerospace industry has always been a difficult market for start-ups to break into, going all the way back to Glenn Curtiss and the surprisingly litigious Wright Brothers. Today, the challenge doesn’t come from intellectual property or competing with giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin—there’s an entire supply chain feeding those behemoths, after all.
supply-chain  parts-suppliers  startup  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Aerospace  industry-reports  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups - The New York Times
Food shopping is one of the last major holdouts to online retail. Groceries are unique in that their inventory is perishable, fragile and heavy. Grocery customers often shop at the last minute, like to see the food they are about to eat and don’t want to pay high delivery fees.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  retail  startup  innovation  tech  high-tech  technology 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Case for Ignoring HQ2 - CityLab
City leaders will find that cultivating relationships with small homegrown companies is smarter—and cheaper—than trying to lure in an outside behemoth.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  innovation  tech  technology  high-tech  amazon  HQ2 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley tech's great Midwest migration - The Hustle
Investors are flocking to Middle American cities like Omaha and Des Moines. Startups are forgoing the paradisiacal pastures of California for a little Midwestern mojo. And the “Silicon Prairie” — cornfields and all — is having a moment in the unrelenting sun.
midwest  venturecapital  regional-reports  silicon-valley  high-tech  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-428 
june 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
4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018 - VentureBeat
The cities that I’ve chosen as ones to watch aren’t necessarily those that are home to the most startup activity. Rather, entrepreneurs, investors, or government leaders in the city have proven nimble in identifying what resources tech entrepreneurs will need to grow in their city. Or they’ve dedicated themselves to becoming leaders in a niche technology sector that they think will revolutionize American life. And finally, many of these cities are also home to a promising number of tech startups.
industry-clusters  Metros  pittsburgh  raleigh  indianapolis  ann-arbor  indiana  Pennsylvania  Michigan  north-carolina  high-tech  innovation-hubs  startup  venturecapital  this-week-409  Around-the-web 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
This Electric Truck Will Probably Beat Tesla’s to Market - Bloomberg
For the moment, the startup is more of a vehicle customizer than a true manufacturer. It rips the diesel motor and related innards out of an existing vehicle and replaces them with an electric motor and batteries.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  electric-vehicle  logistics  startup  automotive-industry  batteries 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups - The New York Times
The idea — far grander than the money itself, which is only $150 million to start, pocket money for most of the investors — was to assemble a dream team and create a network effect for entrepreneurs in the middle of the country to align with the biggest names in business.
capital-access  small-business  midwest  regional-reports  startup  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 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
Microsoft expands rural U.S. campaign with Green Bay Packers tie-up - Reuters
Through the partnership, known as TitletownTech, the Packers and Microsoft will each contribute $5 million to invest in startups from around Wisconsin. This is part of a larger initiative by Microsoft called TechSpark to form similar partnerships in North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
rural-economic-development  startup  microsoft  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 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
What makes San Francisco so innovative? - JLL Real Views
It’s part of the world’s most well-known innovation ecosystem where tech start-ups with the next big idea rub shoulders with market leading tech giants. Creativity isn’t limited to the office; it also spills on to the streets to create a diverse cultural scene.

So what is it about San Francisco that makes the city so innovative?
san-francisco  Metros  innovation-hubs  high-tech  silicon-valley  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
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
Detroit’s big bet on small business - Brookings Institution
As Detroit bounces back from municipal bankruptcy, regional leaders are also betting that small businesses can help fuel a recovery that extends to neighborhoods and entrepreneurs historically disconnected from regional growth.
Metros  economic-development-news  detroit  economic-recovery  startup  small-business  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-387 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Startup Activity Swings Upward for Third Consecutive Year, Annual Kauffman Index Reports -
In addition to national Startup Activity trends, the Startup Index looks at activity in all 50 states and the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

Among the largest states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: California, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado.

Among the 25 smaller states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Nevada.

The five metropolitan areas with the highest startup activity were, in order: Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Around-the-web  this-week-387  startup  ranking  Metros  state-rankings  small-business 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Why I love the Detroit startup scene - VentureBeat
There’s a hidden diamond in the Midwest that contains an economy larger than California. Chicago to Detroit, down through Cleveland to Pittsburgh, bending through Columbus to Cincinnati, and coming full circle through Indianapolis back to Chicago.
startup  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-386  regional-reports  mid-west  chicago  detroit  cleveland  pittsburgh  indianapolis  columbus  Metros 
may 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
A Change of Scenery for Startups - Bloomberg
Sometimes significant news doesn’t make much of a splash, and that was the case for a major transaction last week. PetSmart Inc. announced the acquisition of LLC for $3.35 billion, the largest e-commerce deal ever. Also notable is that, which sells pet products online, is based near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, rather than San Francisco or Seattle or New York.
startup  Around-the-web  small-business  Metros  leading-locations  corporate-headquarters  this-week-385 
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
The next start-up hubs - Axios
Political and economic dynamics are forcing companies and investors to pay more attention to business activity in middle America, where many workers feel left out of the booming economies of the coastal cities (think San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, New York and Boston.) Following the recession, start-up formation stalled outside of the big tech hubs like Silicon Valley. But activity has picked up over the past two years, with midwestern cities gaining momentum.
startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
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
Wolf Administration Approves $15 Million to Support 263 Early-Stage, Technology-Oriented Businesses and Entrepreneurs - PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support 263 early-stage companies through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  Pennsylvania  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-374  economic-development-news 
january 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
New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges - The Boston Globe
This week, MIT is launching a separate entity called The Engine. From its headquarters a few blocks from our campus, it will offer tough-tech innovators a distinctive package of “patient capital,” affordable local space, access to highly specialized equipment, streamlined legal and business services, and technical expertise, from prototype to scale-up.
business-incubators  research-commercialization  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
For higher-education firepower, cities should check their own backyards - Brookings Institution
In terms of economic impact, some schools are household names. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and a handful of other elite universities dominate the business news with multimillion-dollar corporate partnerships and blockbuster startups spurred by star faculty, students, and alumni.
this-week-368  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  education  public-private-partnerships  startup  innovation 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The Metro Areas With More New Businesses - GOVERNING
Younger businesses and startups are often key to fueling future economic growth, so considering the age of employers can provide valuable insight into a local economy.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  Metros  startup  small-business  jobs 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Fintech Startups Are Flocking to a 124-Year-Old Bank in Kansas - Fortune
Few people have probably ever heard of Weir, Kansas: population 661, the place where the flyswatter was invented in 1906, and these days, a major hub for financial technology innovation.
financial-industry  high-tech  Kansas  Google  fintech  startup  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Proposes Immigration Rule Aimed at Entrepreneurs - The New York Times
The proposal, which does not require congressional approval, would allow immigration officials to admit entrepreneurs case by case. To qualify, an applicant must have an “active and central role,” and a significant ownership stake, in an American company founded in the last three years.
startup-visa  startup  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-363  government-policy 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
VoxPro Plans $4 Million Center Of Excellence In Athens-Clarke County, Georgia - Area Development
Voxpro, an Ireland-based innovative customer experience and tech support provider, will create more than 500 jobs by 2020 and invest $4 million in a new Center of Excellence in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Georgia  south-atlantic  ireland  FDI  location-USA  tech  jobs  center-of-excellence  startup  high-tech 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Rural tech startups see success across the US - TechCrunch
While tech startups have become synonymous with urban areas that offer improved access to talent, resources and infrastructure, the reality is that rural areas are also home to startups.
this-week-360  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  startup  high-tech  innovation  technology  rural-economy  rural-economic-development 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation economy isn’t enough for growth - The Seattle Times
Local merchant banker tells Senate committee that Congress need to act because many startups face difficulties in raising money and new business formation has declined.
capital-access  small-business  government-policy  business-climate  startup  seattle  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Bills would restore tax credit for angel investors - Crain's Detroit Business
Early-stage companies are defined as those in business fewer than five years — less than 10 if spun off from a university — with fewer than 100 employees and valued at less than $10 million. They also have to be headquartered in Michigan, with most of their employees working here.
capital-access  small-business  startup  Michigan  regional-reports  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
State Funding For 'Innovation Places' Hopes To Promote Business, Job Growth - Hartford Courant
Looking for ways to kick-start the state's slow-growth economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly enacted legislation establishing competitive grant funding to create so-called innovation places, linking institutions such as colleges, universities and hospitals with entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others. The goal is to draw investment, promote new businesses and stoke job growth.
government-policy  small-business  connecticut  regional-reports  startup  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 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
Biotech startups face bigger funding challenges than other industries -
Biotechnology has always been a risky, expensive gamble that forces many entrepreneurs to scramble for the seed money that finances early-stage research. But ZATA’s experience is the kind of struggle that has some Worcester business officials wondering if the region has all the tools needed to support nascent businesses.
biotech  industry-reports  startup  research-commercialization  capital-access  Around-the-web 
june 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
Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution - The Atlantic
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
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
Innovation That Matters - 2016 - 1776
We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
innovation-hubs  startup  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-352  STUDIES  ranking  leading-locations 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Corvida Medical Plans Expansion Of Eagan, Minnesota, Operations Center - Area Development
Medical device startup Corvida Medical is planning a $3.1 million manufacturing facility expansion in Eagan, Minnesota. The company will produce closed-system drug transfer products.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  minnesota  midwest  medical  manufacturing  operations-center  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  startup 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Plural Additive Manufacturing Opens Oswego, Oregon, Operations Center - Area Development
Plural Additive Manufacturing, a startup company providing industrial solutions for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping, opened opening its new operations facility at 6455 Lakeview Blvd in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The office and production areas will support the US market with equipment and services for a new generation of industrial 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing systems.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  oregon  pacific-states  additive-manufacturing  startup 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation outposts and the evolution of corporate R&D - The Berkeley Blog
To adapt to the current frenetic pace of innovation, corporations have created a new organizational structure called the Innovation Outpost. They are placing these outposts at the center of the source of innovation: startup ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  research&development  applied-research  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-351-top 
april 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
Why Clothing Startups Are Returning To American Factories - Fast Company
It's no longer (just) about patriotism or marketing. These brands want to create the best, most innovative clothes in the world.
startup  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-346  u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015 - NVCA
With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
venturecapital  small-business  startup  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-345 
march 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
Entrepreneurs Take On Manufacturing - HBR
Just as with software 15 years ago, start-up manufacturing is beginning to graduate to the bigger time. New tools, resources, and intermediaries are allowing a new generation of serious entrepreneurs to begin to bridge the worlds of hacker space and industry. As a result, software-enabled manufacturing start-ups are poised to have a large economic impact.
small-business  small-manufacturing  startup  capital-access  internet-of-things  3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-343-top 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Look Beyond Silicon Valley for Venture Capital Opportunity - Institutional Investor
Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road will forever be synonymous with venture capital. Yet the same forces driving the current innovation cycle have also democratized innovation itself, meaning that Silicon Valley no longer has a lock on the best new ideas. As innovation and entrepreneurship have become globalized, so too has opportunity — to the point where exciting venture-backed companies are emerging from cities such as Bangalore, Berlin, London and Shanghai.
capital-access  financial-services  finance  startup  tech-transfer  Around-the-web  this-week-343 
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
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
In Taiwan, Survivor Mentality Stymies Tech Innovation - The New York Times
With its offices sporting wood flooring, a roof painted bright orange and conference rooms named after target markets in Southeast Asia, AppWorks, one of Taiwan’s few start-up accelerators, has the look and feel of the American counterparts it’s modeled on.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-338  tech  technology  high-tech  china  startup 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston Chamber looks to build ties to innovation community - The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business groups in the state, but it has largely missed out on one of the fastest-growing segments of the local economy: the startup and venture capital communities.
Boston  small-business  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
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.
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january 2016 by areadevelopment
Five ways Canada’s startup ecosystem can catch up with the world’s top innovators - Financial Post
Looking back on 2015, the Canadian startup ecosystem has had a number of reasons to celebrate, including Shopify’s initial public offering and several venture capital backed startups attracting major follow-on rounds. However, when it comes to startup success Canada still has a long way to go to catch up with the world’s top players.
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december 2015 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.
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december 2015 by areadevelopment
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