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FY 2015 Budget Request Continues Regional Innovation Strategies

The Obama Administration unveiled additional details recently of its FY 2015 budget request, which includes $25 million for a Regional Innovation Strategies Program that will continue coordinated interagency competitions.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Washington Wants to Reorganize to Serve Entrepreneurs
New legislation introduced this month in the Senate could turn what was anticipated to be a sleepy start on Capitol Hill for entrepreneurship advocates into a fresh look at how Washington, DC, helps entrepreneurs and new firms.
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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
North Dakota ‘Most Enterprising’ State

If you are looking for a job, you may want to consider looking in North Dakota. According to a new survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the job growth rate in North Dakota is far beyond that of any other state. As policymakers across the country work to foster strong entrepreneurial ecosystems, Enterprising States: Getting Down to Small Business takes an in-depth look at the priorities, policies and programs of the 50 states that are vital for job growth and economic prosperity.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 20, 2013
Category:  General 
Checking Up on Optimism—Or Should We Say Down?

Each quarter, the Chamber tracks the outlook of entrepreneurs and small business owners on their businesses, the local economy and the U.S. economy. In the latest survey, overwhelmingly, they think the national economy is not headed in the right direction. However, the numbers improve as the focus narrows to the local economy (47% said it was on the right track) and their own business (68%). Unfortunately, that may not translate to more jobs though as only 20% thought they would add employees in the year ahead.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 23, 2012
Category:  General 
How Do We Strengthen US Competitiveness

In a world where seemingly every nation is scrambling to bolster innovation and entrepreneurship, how can the U.S. strengthen its competitiveness? According to a new report from the Department of Commerce, the formula is simple and based on looking at the country’s track record for promoting innovation—increased government funding for research, education and infrastructure. It argues that “failures to properly invest in, and have comprehensive strategies for” those three pillars are responsible for the shrinking gap between the US and other nations.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 09, 2012
Category:  Education  Global  Workforce  Physical Infrastructure  Technology Transfer 
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