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USA Hopes to 'Attract & Retain'

With largely unimpressive employment figures and sagging consumer confidence, the Obama administration is seemingly pulling out all the stops in its economic arsenal. It has focused on small businesses--touting its 17 tax cuts for small business owners—as well as new businesses through its support of programs like Startup America and the Global Entrepreneurship Program. And now it is looking to get into a bit of good old traditional economic development, trying to attract and retain businesses—convincing them to select US locations to either start or expand operations.

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Mark Marich
on June 21, 2011
Tales from an Entrepreneurial Culture

I admit it. I was one of those guys who ready Douglas Coupland’s ‘Generation X: Tales of an Accelerated Culture’ and watched all the generational angst movies of the early ‘90s like Richard Linklater’s ‘Slacker’ (or Reality Bites’ for the more commercially mainstream audiences). We were different and better than Baby Boomers and wanted to make sure everyone knew why.

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Mark Marich
on June 20, 2011
Entrepreneurship 'From the Ground Up'

Recognizing the urgency to kick-start the economy through entrepreneurship, the Kauffman Foundation sponsored the latest issue of Democracy--a Journal of Ideas to examine how the government can promote firm formation and growth.

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Mark Marich
on June 20, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (June 20 - 26)

Secretary Geithner is scheduled to appear before the House Committee on Small Business to talk about access to capital and credit while the Budget Committee examines the long-term budget outlook with CBO director Douglas Elmendorf. On the Senate side, the Judiciary Committee tackles intellectual property law enforcement efforts.

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Mark Marich
on June 20, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (June 20 - 26)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on June 20, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (June 13 - 19)

The House is back in session with a full slate of hearings throughout the week. Meanwhile, a quiet week on the Senate side does feature an examination of SBA programs by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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Mark Marich
on June 13, 2011
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

With more women than men in the U.S. earning PhDs in the biological sciences and estimates that around 15 percent of the U.S. GNP over the next two decades will be comprised of life science activities, it is no surprise that women's entrepreneurship has attracted so much attention recently in both the developed and developing countries. And in many other countries, women's entrepreneurship is even more important as a separate track for cultural reasons.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on June 13, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (June 13 - 19)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on June 13, 2011
Education Startups Unveiled at Kauffman Labs

Twenty-three entrepreneurs spent four months immersed in an intensive, hands-on program designed to catalyze the creation of high-growth companies to generate thousands of jobs with dramatic economic benefits in the education sector. Selected from more than 1,000 applicants, these entrepreneurs and their sixteen business concepts represent some of the very best education startups today.

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Mark Marich
on June 13, 2011
Rutgers Hosts Urban Entrepreneurship Summit

Rutgers University hosted the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit on its Newark, New Jersey campus today to focus on initiatives to boost job growth in America's cities.

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Mark Marich
on June 06, 2011

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