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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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DARPA’s Approach to Innovation
Marich Mark
2/24/2010
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PDE staff were on hand today for the Woodrow Wilson Center and MIT’s Innovation Policy Discussion Group meeting. Our report of the event—DARPA’s Approach to Innovation—follows:

Today, the Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, offered insights into how...

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Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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As the nation seeks solutions to joblessness, policymakers and the media have been looking at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that has skillfully been tapping on our youth’s inventiveness and entrepreneurial potential through entrepreneurship education. The media has been highlighting the impressive...

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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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Highlights from House Science and Technology Agenda
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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On January 19, Rep. Bart Gordon announced the 2010 legislative agenda for the House Committee on Science and Technology. Innovation and energy and STEM education lead the priorities list.As part of its effort to maintain U.S. competitiveness through innovation, the Committee plans to work on...

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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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Manhattan Links Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Investors
Marich Mark
2/17/2010
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In his State of the Borough Speech, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined a plan to diversify the city's economy and spark new job growth in the tech sector.

Stringer announced the creation of an “intermediary” that will foster linkages between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors....

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Michigan Prioritizes Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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During her State of the State address, Gov. Jennifer Granholm laid out initiatives to help entrepreneurs.

One of these initiatives involves entrepreneurship training through the expansion of the FastTrac program being offered at Detroit's TechTown. The FastTrac program, a national effort by the Kauffman Foundation...

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Multiagency Initiative to Create Energy-Related Regional Innovation Cluster
Marich Mark
2/15/2010
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Seven federal agencies will

work together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth

through an

Energy Regional Innovation

Cluster (E-RIC).

The E-RIC will work to

disseminate new technologies into the local marketplace and share best practices

with the public and private sectors. The cluster...

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Race and Entrepreneurial Success
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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Why do Asian American-owned businesses do well in comparison to white-owned businesses, and why do African American-owned firms do poorly in relation to both? Economics professor Robert W. Fairlie and Kauffman senior research fellow Alicia M. Robb explore these issues in Race and Entrepreneurial Success:...

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