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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy August 22
Marich Mark
8/22/2011
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The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August15 - 21)
Marich Mark
8/15/2011
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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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How is Startup America Coming Along?
Ortmans Jonathan
8/15/2011
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On January 31st, 2011, the White House announced Startup America, a public/private initiative to rally efforts to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship in the U.S. by expanding access to capital, creating a national network for entrepreneurship education, enhancing the commercialization of federally-funded innovations and getting rid of tax and paperwork barriers for startups. Given the importance of new firms to America’s economy and the national urgency to create jobs, I take a look this week at what Washington accomplished—leading up to the summer break—in response to the President’s call for action.

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NY Top State for Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
8/15/2011
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New York came out on top of a new State Entrepreneurship Index developed by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study combines five key components -- a state's percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents and gross receipts of sole proprietorships and partnerships per capita -- to build its state-by-state rankings.

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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy August 15
Marich Mark
8/15/2011
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The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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Time for a New 'Pessimism Index'?
Marich Mark
8/15/2011
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At the beginning of 2011, PDE checked in on the monthly Small Business Optimism Index to find that small business owners were “stubbornly cautious.” Fast-forward to the midpoint of the year--in the dog days of summer—and the feelings haven’t seemed to change at all.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August 8 - 14)
Marich Mark
8/8/2011
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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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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy
Marich Mark
8/8/2011
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Following the 11th hour deal last week that brought an end (at least for now) to the debt ceiling crisis, the House and Senate are observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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Was Debt Ceiling Debate Tip of the Iceberg?
Marich Mark
8/8/2011
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Is the recent debt ceiling debate the proverbial tip of the iceberg? It is, at least according to Senator Sherrod Brown. Last week, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection (within the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs) said as much at a hearing on “Debt Financing in the Domestic Financial Sector.”

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White House White Board Looks at Startup America
Marich Mark
8/8/2011
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Once or twice in the past we have pointed to the “White House White Board,” a quirky feature on whitehouse.gov used to illustrate (and simplify) whatever it is the administration wants to talk about. Recently, it marked the first 180 days of Startup America with a self-conducted progress report on administration commitments to improve the environment for high-growth entrepreneurship. Read More

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