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Commerce Forums on Innovation to Continue
The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Economic Development Administration held a forum on June 29th on the topic of innovation. The forum took place at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and featured David Kappos, the Under Secretary of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 06, 2010
Category:  Education  Technology Transfer 
Washington Rolls Out Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurship
This afternoon, President Obama addressed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship organized by the Department of State and the Department of Commerce following his promise in Cairo last June. The event is designed to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, the Middle East, and South, Central and Southeast... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 
Multiagency Initiative to Create Energy-Related Regional Innovation Cluster
Seven federal agencies will work together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth through an Energy Regional Innovation Cluster (E-RIC). The E-RIC will work to disseminate new technologies into the local marketplace and share best practices with the public and private sectors. The cluster... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 15, 2010
Legislation to Develop Science Parks Advances
Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee unanimously passed the Building a Stronger America Act which promises to spur innovation and economicdevelopment through the development of science parks.  The Act allows the Secretary of Commerce to guarantee up to 80 percent of loans... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 21, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Europe's Entrepreneurial Challenge
The Doing Business 2010 reporthighlighted how the financial crisis has prompted governments to act inareas where regulatory reform may be more difficult and require moretime. The report states that in times of recession, “the more quicklythe assets of nonviable firms can be freed up, the easier it... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on October 05, 2009
Category:  Global 
Rockstar Entrepreneurs Don't Come to Washington
If you have ever been around somebody trying to start or grow abusiness, you know that entrepreneurs don’t have time for much else,especially not for going to Washington to help keep policymakers up todate on how to encourage high growth entrepreneurship in America—nothurt it. When... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on September 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
New Approaches to Measuring Innovation
Last year’s report from the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation (chaired by the Kauffman Foundation's Carl Schramm) has stimulated a lot of additional research on the thorny issues of how best to track innovation at the business, community, region, and national levels.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 10, 2009
Category:  General 
The State of American Business
The US Chamber of Commerce has taken a look at “The State of American Business,” and they don’t like what they see. In a new report, the Chamber notes that tough times will likely persist far into 2009. Thus, major government investments are needed to... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 16, 2009
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