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US Falls in Global Competitiveness Rankings
Marich Mark
9/9/2009
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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...

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What Do Entrepreneurs Think?
Marich Mark
9/23/2009
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A new survey of American entrepreneurs conducted by theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation revealed that entrepreneurs continue tostruggle despite increasing optimism about the economy on Wall Street and thatthey want government to do more to encourage entrepreneurship. Conducted one week before Federal Reserve Chairman BenBernanke...

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A New Extension for SBA Programs
Marich Mark
10/28/2009
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On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.1929) to temporarily extend all the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, which include the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The legislation will extend these programs through April 30, 2010.On her statement...

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A Shift in Mandate: Federal Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
10/15/2009
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It seems like some policymakers have decided to invest directly in the most powerful job creators, small businesses. The Washington Post unveiled this morning that there are a few plans under discussion in Washington to boost job creation and the recovery by making bailout funds...

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A Stimulus for Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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Last week, PDE reported on several measures under discussion in Washington that would put entrepreneurs at the forefront of recovery efforts. Some of these measures are moving quickly. On Friday, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced a bill...

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Achieving Scale in Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
10/21/2009
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The economic downturn has renewed interest on how to generate more “job creators” in our economies. A new global movement will launch a celebration in November, promising to unleash entrepreneurial potential around the world: Global Entrepreneurship Week. Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and...

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America’s Last-place Performance
Marich Mark
10/1/2009
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On Monday, September 28, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell presented findings from a report appearing in September’s Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. In the report, Ezell discusses the strategies of the worlds’ ten most innovation-forward countries. Ezell argues that the...

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Marich Mark
10/1/2009
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Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the title of Josh Lerner’s forthcoming book where he provides the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents, and why some are successful and others are not.Josh Lerner is the...

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Clean Tech Job Trends
Marich Mark
10/15/2009
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A new report from Clean Edge highlights clean-tech employment trends in the U.S. and globally. Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 is an analysis of how clean-tech jobs are changing the face of industry, where the hotbeds of growth exist, and whether current clean-tech salaries are...

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Entrepreneurs’ Perspective on Healthcare Reform
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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PDE staff attended a U.S. Senate hearing entitled “Reform Done Right: Sensible Health Care Solutions for America’s Small Businesses" held by the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Our report of the event follows:On Oct. 20th, policymakers examined the impact of the current healthcare system...

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