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Data sharing can bring down healthcare costs, says a new Kauffman Foundation report. Read about open access to medical data.
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:
Once again, South Dakota has the best state tax system for entrepreneurship and small business. According to Business Tax Index 2012 from the the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the Mount Rushmore state edged out Texas and Nevada after compiling data on 18 different tax measures.
Another quiet week is in store in the Senate while the House tackles international patent issues, rising energy costs for small business and the impact of the Report on Carcinogens from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Off the Hill, Senators Moran and Warner talk about the Start-up Act at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars while the Cato Institute ponders ‘Is Immigration Good for America?’
Congress returns from recess with a number of hearings of interest. The House Committee on Small Business takes a look ahead on “The Tax Outlook for Small Businesses” while other committee hearings target the dwindling capacity for bandwidth, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy technology, equity financing and more. Meanwhile on the Senate side, “Perspectives from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Creating Jobs and Growing Businesses through Entrepreneurship” leads the way in the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
While entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, angel investors are now jumping in with both feet. Total investments? Up 12.1 percent. Number of entrepreneurial ventures funded? Up 7.3 percent. Number of active investors? Up 20 percent.
When we last checked in on the confidence level of entrepreneurs, most saw higher profits in their immediate future despite the fact that there was a considerable amount of uncertainty with the overall economic outlook for the next 12 months.
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