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7 Government Incentive Programs Entrepreneurs Should Be Exploring : Managing - American Express OPEN Forum
I'm often asked if there are any government incentive programs available to young entrepreneurs that most new business owners don't know about.
seed-funds  capital-access  taxes-incentives  small-business  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Operating business multiple states - Small Business Trends
As a small business owner, it can sometimes feel like you’re expected to be an expert in tax and state law. One common area of confusion and misconception is conducting business in multiple states.
small-business  business-operations  taxes-incentives  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
It Isn't Easy Being Green in Europe - WSJ.com
Many of the new sustainable buildings popping up around Europe contain technology to make use of solar power and rainwater, and aim to transform surrounding neighborhoods.

But these state-of-the-art developments in cities like Madrid and Paris haven't resolved the debate over whether going green pays off for investors.
sustainable-development  corporate-real-estate-news  commercial-real-estate  facility-planning  asset-management  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Vermont firms team up to spread smart grid, broadband Internet - burlingtonfreepress.com
Vermont's two largest electric utilities are teaming up with a telecommunications company in an agreement they say will bring the state more broadband coverage and more efficient electric use.
energy  infrastructure  ict  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed  vermont 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Lawmakers tout job-creation wish list for KC, Missouri - KansasCity.com
Missouri’s legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a sweeping package of job-creation initiatives — including one aimed at giving Kansas City new leverage in the economic development border wars with Kansas.
regional-reports  kansas-city  economic-development-news  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Sustainability, Productivity and Profits - Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
Employee health and safety is often framed as a regulatory compliance issue, but over time companies have increasingly recognized that environmental health factors also affect employee “wellbeing,” a term that encompasses job satisfaction as well as a sense of health and safety in the workplace). A happier, healthier employee is a more productive employee. Even a small increase in productivity can make a big difference to the corporate bottom line.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  labor  workforce-development  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
One Simple Way to Get Americans Back to Work - Gary Shapiro - The Comeback: Innovation Economy - Forbes
There is one policy Democrats could pursue to spark the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. They’ll just have to work side-by-side with Republicans, who are pushing a very specific tax cut.

Republicans want companies that make money overseas to bring cash back to the U.S. without paying the high 35 percent U.S. corporate tax rate.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  business-globalization  foreign-revenues-tax  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Invests $1.8 million in Eight Start-Ups - @nn arbor usa
Several Michigan companies recently received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, totaling more than $1.8 million. To date, the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, a collaborative effort of Michigan’s SmartZones, has awarded 61 Michigan companies with seed funding totaling more than $13.4 million.
capital-access  seed-funds  michigan  economic-development-news  startup  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Report Shows San Diego’s Innovation Economy Strengthening, Except in Venture Capital - Xconomy
Private research organizations employ almost 31,000 people in San Diego County, more than the number of similar employees in any other California county, according to a new quarterly innovation report from Connect, the local non-profit group for technology and entrepreneurship.
regional-reports  SAN-DIEGO  research&development  innovation-hubs  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
State creates one-stop biz funding shop - Crain's New York Business
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that he has redesigned the process for the state to distribute $1 billion in economic development money, enabling applicants to fill out just one form when seeking to tap funds from nine separate state agencies.
government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed  taxes-incentives  new-york 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. to Close 800 Computer Data Centers - NYTimes.com
The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens.
data-centers  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy  high-tech 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
NYC: The New Silicon Valley? - NBC Bay Area
New York City is no longer content to be Silicon Alley, and wants a bigger piece of the tech action -- enough to rival Silicon Valley, officials said.
The city plans to offer nearly free real estate and up to $100 million in upgrades to any university or group that commits to creating a world-class engineering campus on either Governor's Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard or Roosevelt Island, according to the Associated Press.
high-tech  regional-reports  new-york  this-week-135  around-the-web 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
What Can the U.S. Do to Rekindle Entrepreneurship? - Business News Daily
Entrepenurial startups are the sole source of net new job growth in the U.S., maintains serial high-tech entrepreneur Henry Nothhaft. But he fears that they are becoming an endangered species.
small-business  startup  government-policy  competitiveness  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Albany: The Surprising Clean Economy Capital - The New Republic
What major metropolitan area hosts the greatest concentration of “clean” or “green” jobs in the country? Is it Boston? San Francisco? Denver? Nope. It’s Albany, N.Y.
green-economy  clean-energy  industry-reports  regional-reports  new-york  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Comparative Energy Usage Tool to Attract Commercial Tenants - REIT.com
Sustainability-related issues were among the main topics at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. last month during the 2011 BOMA International Convention and The Every Building Show. The first step for commercial property owners is getting a firm understanding on their current energy usage.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Logistics, Geography & Demographics for Californians and Other Foreigners - Evolving Excellence
It is easy to view a foreign place as one big homogeneous blob if you've never been there, but that is rarely accurate, and the USA is no exception.  For those folks from places like California and Germany, largely unfamiliar with the USA, you should know that almost 2/3 of the people live to the east, between the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean.
supply-chain  logistics  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Over-Innovation Makes U.S. Firms Suck At Sustainability - Co. Design
The same forces that drive U.S. companies to become the greatest innovators are the ones that make them the biggest environmental sinners. Here are three things they can do to become leaders in sustainability.
green-economy  innovation  sustainable-development  business-globalization  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Why a Startup Visa Category Would Create U.S. Jobs - Mashable
Every day around the globe, ideas are generated, startups are conceived, and founders want to come to the United States to launch their companies — it’s the proverbial American dream. However, our current immigration policies have prevented many foreign-born startup founders from remaining in the U.S. And as they leave, they take innovative ideas and jobs with them.
EB-6-visa  h-1b  startup  startup-visa  immigration  workforce-development  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Industry clusters: The modern-day snake oil - The Washington Post
A recent study provides one more argument against government officials who tout “industry clusters” as the Holy Grail of regional growth and innovation.

The formula for creating these clusters is always the same: Pick a hot industry, build a technology park next to a research university, provide incentives for businesses to relocate, add some venture capital and then watch the magic happen. But, as I have noted before, the magic never happens.
industry-clusters  economic-development-news  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurs Need Funding To Create Jobs: 3 Ways Washington Can Help - HuffPost
A couple of weeks ago, the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a council of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, university and economic development leaders that provides policy recommendations to the White House and the Secretary of Commerce, released a report with eight specific recommendations for improving access to capital for high growth companies.
small-business  startup  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Louisiana looks to tech for economic development - American City & County article
f you own a high-tech company, Louisiana wants you to help its economic development. To prove it, the state has enhanced its Digital Media Tax Credit program and extended its Technology Commercialization Tax Credit program to attract more media and research companies.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  industry-reports  high-tech  regional-reports  louisiana  economic-development-news  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment

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