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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Feb. 22-28)

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: Arizona Competitiveness Package (Arizona Technology Council)...
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Mark Marich
on February 28, 2011
Category:  General 
EDA Grantees in Ohio Recognized

Two northeast Ohio economic development organizations were singled out last week by President Obama and members of his Cabinet--including Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills--during a recent forum in Cleveland.

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Mark Marich
on February 28, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
'Great Potential' for Afghanistan Entrepreneurship

A new report on expeditionary economics from the Kauffman Foundation touts the 'unrecognized and untapped economic potential' in Afghanistan's private sector. "Bactrian Gold: Challenges and Hope for Private-Sector Development in Afghanistan," is the second paper in a series reconsidering the United States' approach to economic development in areas affected by conflict and natural disasters.

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Mark Marich
on February 28, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Ireland’s Second Miracle

In 2009, the Irish economy underwent one of the deepest recessions in the EU, with its economy shrinking by as much as 10%. Late in 2010, Ireland received an €85bn financial rescue package. Clearly, the winner of Ireland´s general elections held on Sunday (according to polls so far Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny) will have a lot on his shoulders. However, if the past is any indication, Ireland has the potential to resurge economically.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on February 28, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy Feb. 28

A number of hearings are scheduled for the week ahead in both houses of Congress, including testimony by Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Energy Chu and Secretary of Treasury Geithner.

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Mark Marich
on February 28, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Feb. 15 - 21)

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: Why US Productivity Can Grow Without Killing Jobs (McKinsey Quarterly)...

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Mark Marich
on February 21, 2011
Category:  General 
Economics Bloggers See Mixed Bag

When a collection of leading economics bloggers were asked to openly assess the overall condition of the economy, the one word that appeared more than any other was ‘uncertain.’ Not surprisingly, two-thirds selected ‘mixed’ when asked in a follow up if the economy was strong, weak or somewhere in between.

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Mark Marich
on February 21, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Grassroots Shake Up of the Entrepreneurship Education Community

This past Friday I was surrounded by entrepreneurship education leaders from all sectors the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit, a gathering held at the University of Central Florida where actors of our entrepreneurship ecosystem met alongside established entrepreneurship educators to discuss current trends and ideas to nourish the entrepreneurship mindset.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on February 21, 2011
Category:  Education 
Simplifying Access to Seed Accelerators

With new funding from the Kauffman Foundation, to the tune of $200,000, TechStars is building a unified application processing and tracking system that will make it easier for entrepreneurs to gain access to seed accelerators. While these programs typically offer only small amounts of money, they make up for it with invaluable advice and counsel from a network of entrepreneurs, investors and other experts.

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Mark Marich
on February 21, 2011
Category:  Technology Transfer 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Feb. 21)

Following two heavy weeks of hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill, Congress is back in their states / districts for the Presidents’ Day Work Period.

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Mark Marich
on February 21, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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