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Searching for Momentum in the Dominican Republic

The most successful economic periods in the Dominican Republic have been fueled in the past by growth in tourism, telecommunications and maquiladora manufacturing but a handful of entrepreneurs are working to add new pioneers across all economic sectors. As part of my recent series on Latin America, we take a quick look at developments from the Dominican Republic.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 10, 2013
Category:  Global 
Winners of EDAs i6 Challenge Visit Capitol Hill

The last we heard from the i6 Challenge, the Economic Development Administration was looking for comments on the "X Prize-style" competition designed to help additional cities develop economic blueprints for the future. Last week, four of the six winners of the competition were featured at a hearing on Capitol Hill to provide members of Congress with a look at how federal funds are impacting regional economic growth.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 23, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
America's Organic Startup Culture
Having focused last month on efforts to further entrepreneurship abroad leading up to the global Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, this week I wanted to focus squarely on the United States ahead of next month's Global Entrepreneurship Week Partners Forum convened at the Kauffman Foundation in... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on May 10, 2010
Category:  General 
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 
Inc.'s Lemonade Stand Contest
Who says that the little guys never get any recognition? Inc. magazine is calling for entries into its annual "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest to highlight the entrepreneurial chops of business-savvy 5 - 12 year olds.  Top prize last year went to a pair... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 06, 2009
Category:  General 
New Benchmarking Reports: Cyberstates and Rich States, Poor States
Two new national economic benchmarking reports were recently released.The annual Cyberstates study, produced now by TechAmerica, examines national and state trends in technology industry (primarily information technology-related sectors) employment and growth. Despite glum economic news, the technology industry had a pretty good year in 2008,... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 10, 2009
Category:  General 
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