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There are a number of hearings of interest on Capitol Hill this week
The Economic Development Administration is taking a crack at seeding the creation of innovation ecosystems through a new "X Prize-style" competition that challenges multi-disciplinary teams of experts to develop economic and land use proposals for their city.
Highlights: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Regulatory Reform Series #5 – Hearing entitled, “FDA Medical Device Regulation: Impact on American Patients, Innovation and Jobs”
According to the latest Global Innovation Index, Switzerland tops a list of 125 economies around the world as the most innovative—up three spots from last year’s rankings.
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.
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.
The steady stream of congressional hearings continues, featuring a review of President Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget by a number of committees, including the Budget Committees on both sides of the Capitol.
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.
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.
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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