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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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Entrepreneurship Guidance in the Career Center
Marich Mark
10/6/2009
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has recognized an important player in entrepreneurship education. It has awarded a grant to The Launch Pad, the entrepreneurship resource component of the Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami that helps students explore and launch new firms while...

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New Office for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Marich Mark
10/1/2009
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Last week, the U.S. government took a bold move in favor of entrepreneurs. At the Inc. 500/5000 conference, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced the formation of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Secretary...

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New York City’s Innovation Performance
Marich Mark
10/7/2009
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A new study by the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan-based think tank, shows that New York City has great research universities and research centers, but is underperforming in turning scientific advances into start-up businesses.The report, Building New York City's Innovation Economy, details why...

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Small Businesses Important Players in the Economic Future
Marich Mark
10/30/2009
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The SBA Office of Advocacy’s new Small Business Profile for the United States highlights that small businesses are important players in U.S. business and job growth.The profile includes details about small business employment, business starts and closings, bank lending in 2008, the demographics of business...

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