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John Fernandez, U.S. Commerce Department Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, will leave his post at the end of the week and return to the private sector.
Budgets for FY 2013 are starting to get a look on Capitol Hill this week. Two hearings held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology are of particular interest. On Tuesday, the budget for the National Science Foundation is being presented. Later in the week, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu walks through the Department of Energy R&D budget.
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:
A new startup aimed at engaging the American public in the legislative process is shining a light on a handful of bills that could have a direct impact on entrepreneurship throughout the US.
President Obama’s overall proposed budget for FY 2013 is the highlight for a number of hearings in the week ahead, including the Budget Committees on both sides of the Capitol. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology drills down a bit and takes a look at the dollars for federal research & development. Meanwhile, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce examines employment trends in ‘Where the Jobs Are.’
At the 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address, held February 9, 2012, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation interim president and CEO Benno C. Schmidt, along with National Governors Association (NGA) leaders Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Delaware Governor Jack Markell, called for state and local government policy changes to foster entrepreneurship and accelerate economic growth.
Despite a continued cloudy view of the U.S. economy, some top economics bloggers are beginning to see a ray of hope on the horizon. According to the latest Kauffman Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Top Economics Bloggers, 14 percent of respondents now believe the economy is “strong and growing” or “strong with uncertain growth,” an improvement over last quarter.
Heading into what promises to be a heated general election year, the Kauffman Foundation has turned the focus of its third annual State of Entrepreneurship Address back to the state and local level. Later this week at the National Press Club, Benno Schmidt, the Foundation’s interim president, will present “A Roadmap for State Growth,” touching on a number of proposed recommendations regarding state and local laws and regulations—that won’t break policymakers’ budgets.
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