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Fernandez confirmed at EDA
President Obama's selection to head the Economic Development Administration, John Fernandez, was confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate. The following is a press release issued by the Commerce Department: JOHN R. FERNANDEZ CONFIRMED AS U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTWASHINGTON -- U.S. Commerce Secretary... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 11, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Building Blocks of Innovation
PDE staff attended today a briefing on education and immigration hosted by the Council for American Medical Innovation. Our report of the event follows:At a Capitol Hill briefing titled "Education & Immigration: Building Blocks of Innovation," the Council for American Medical Innovation President Debra Lappin... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 10, 2009
Category:  Education  Immigration 
'Doing Business' Rankings Stimulating Reform
The overview of the Doing Business Report 2010 is now available. Since 2004, the World Bank’s Doing Business project has been tracking regulatory reforms in 10 areas of business regulation that record the time and cost to meet government requirements in starting and operating a... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 10, 2009
Category:  General 
US Falls in Global Competitiveness Rankings
The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010, an assessment of the productive potential of nations worldwide, is now available. Switzerland tops the overall competitiveness rankings, followed by the United States. The U.S. fell to second position after several years at the top of the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 09, 2009
Category:  General 
Small Businesses FAQs
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy released its annual update to its “Frequently Asked Questions” document.  It estimates that there were 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S. in 2008. An estimated 627,200 new employer firms began operation in 2008, and 595,600 firms closed... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 08, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurs As a Solution to Policy Challenges
In the past few months, we have highlighted through articles and factsheets how public policy can make the path easier for entrepreneurship and innovation. With the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship, we hope to emphasize not only how policies can foster entrepreneurs, but also how entrepreneurship can directly be part of... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on September 07, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Energy  Environment  General  Global  Health Care  Immigration  Intellectual Property  Liability Litigation  Physical Infrastructure  Red Tape  Tax Code  Technology Transfer  Workforce 
Modernizing the Labor Movement: “The Entrepreneurial Union”
Amy Wilkinson, senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Business and Government and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has been researching and writing about entrepreneurial leadership. In a recent piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “The Entrepreneurial... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 03, 2009
Category:  General  Health Care 
Regulate Venture Capitalists?
A discussion on regulating venture capitalists is building up as new legislative proposals in Congress would require private pools of investment capital to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The objectives of such legislation are to protect the public from abuses and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 02, 2009
Category:  General 
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Deadline Approaching
This is a reminder that the deadline for the 2010 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is approaching quickly -- all proposals must be submitted by 7:00 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 01, 2009
Category:  General 
Boom in Entrepreneurship Just Down the Road
Earlier this summer, we reported on a recent study by Dane Stangler of the Kauffman Foundation that showed Baby Boomers are sparking a rise in entrepreneurship and that young, tech-savvy upstarts like Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Rose were still outliers. Yesterday, Carl Schramm, president and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 01, 2009
Category:  General  Workforce 

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