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Senate Asks SBA to Implement FAST Partnership
Marich Mark
1/26/2010
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Last week, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) co-signed a letter from the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to Karen Mills, SBA Administrator, requesting that the SBA swiftly implement the allocated funds for the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership. FAST provides...

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EDA Recognizes Importance of New, High-growth Firms
Marich Mark
1/27/2010
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In a keynote address to a summit hosted by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Northwestern University in Chicago on January 15, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez called for more high-growth entrepreneurship and innovation planned and run by regions’ entrepreneurs and civic...

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NSF’s Science and Engineering Indicators 2010
Marich Mark
1/27/2010
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The Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 report is now available. Here are a few highlights:   The United States remained by far the single largest R&D-performing country. Its R&D expenditure of $369 billion in 2007 exceeded the Asian region’s total of $338 billion and the EU’s (EU-27)...

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The Future of Community Development Venture Capital
Marich Mark
1/27/2010
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When President Barack Obama called for sweeping new restrictions on the ability of commercial banks to make a variety of investments, some started worrying that the restrictions could include investments in community development venture capital (CDVC) funds.  The Wall Street Journal reported in “Bank Rules...

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Entrepreneurial Households Fare Better
Marich Mark
1/28/2010
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New research from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy suggests that business-owning households are more likely than others to have higher income and wealth.Income and Wealth: How Did Households Owning Small Businesses Fare from 1998 to 2007?  by George W. Haynes examines how...

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Protecting U.S. Global Dominance in Biomedical Products
Marich Mark
1/28/2010
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A new Kauffman Foundation paper, The Distributed Partnering Model for Drug Discovery and Development, argues that drug discovery is in jeopardy and recommends a new “distributed partnership model” for speeding therapeutic products to market. In the 20th century, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies were the major...

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Bloggers to Grade Economic Institutions
Marich Mark
2/1/2010
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On an A to F grading scale, top economics bloggers grade U.S. institutions and organizations that influence the economy in a new Kauffman survey that is coming out tomorrow. The nation's top economics bloggers give the highest marks to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and...

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Facts on Job Creation
Marich Mark
2/3/2010
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In light of President Obama's State of the Union pledge to make the creation of a million jobs his priority in the year to come, the Kauffman Foundation has compiled a list of related facts and studies:•    Why it is that young firms—not necessarily small...

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Leading Economics Bloggers Share Grim Outlook
Marich Mark
2/3/2010
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The Kauffman Foundation has released the findings of its inaugural Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Top Economics Bloggers.As we reported on Monday, more than 200 top economics bloggers who participated in the mid-January survey graded on an A to F grading scale U.S. institutions...

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A Look at Obama's Plan for Small Business
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Within the past week President Obama outlined several proposals to help small business create jobs: $30 billion of federal bailout funds redirected to community banks to lend to small business Tax credits for new hires and wage increases Elimination of capital-gains tax on investments in small business Tax incentives...

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