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NIST Needs You!
Marich Mark
1/10/2009
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) are looking for some good ideas. They have recently announced a call for White Papers from all interested parties who have thoughts and suggestions for “critical national needs” that could be...

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Digital Transformation via Economic Stimulus
Marich Mark
1/12/2009
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Invest $30 billion in America’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, and you may create as many as 949,000 jobs. That’s the bottom line number for a new economic stimulus package proposed last week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF researchers argue that the...

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Entrepreneurial Development in Texas
Marich Mark
1/13/2009
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For the past several years, Momentum Texas, a Dallas-based economic development entity, has been involved in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship in five Texas cities: Abilene, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, and Tyler. The Texas Entrepreneurship Initiative (TEI) sought to work with community leaders in...

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Comparing Global Data on Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
1/14/2009
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As governments across the globe have become more aggressive in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, they have also increased their demand for new data about these phenomena. Responding to this demand, two well-known data sets---the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and the World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey---have...

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Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
Marich Mark
1/15/2009
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In my life as a music fan, I've owned and used LPs, 45s (and even a few 78s), 8-track cartridges, cassette tapes, CDs, and now MP3 files loaded onto an iPod. The music industry continues to change and these shifts mean more than the fact that we seem...

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The State of American Business
Marich Mark
1/16/2009
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The US Chamber of Commerce has taken a look at “The State of American Business,” and they don’t like what they see. In a new report, the Chamber notes that tough times will likely persist far into 2009. Thus, major government investments are needed to...

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Startups Critical for Job Creation in U.S.
Marich Mark
1/19/2009
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In the midst of record unemployment, a new Kauffman Foundation-funded U.S. Census Bureau study suggests that the answer to economic recovery lies within startup companies. The Business Dynamic Statistics (BDS) indicate that without job creation from new firms, the U.S. net employment growth rate is...

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Building the Broadband Superhighway
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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Most of the current proposals related to economic stimulus call for major investments in broadband, but how do you make these investments in a way that not only provides a short-term stimulus but also generates major long-term benefits for the economy and society. A recent...

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Catalyzing Regional Innovation
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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Science Progress, a blog sponsored by the Center for American Progress, recently asked a number of experts to offer their thoughts on how the new Obama Administration can best catalyze regional innovation. This effort, "Regional Centers of Innovation 101," is tied with its ongoing Task...

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The Outlook for Federal Contracting
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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If you want to succeed in getting Federal government business in 2009, you better embrace innovation. That’s a primary take-away from Washington Technology’s 2009 outlook for Federal government contracting. The massive economic stimulus package will dominate the contracting world in early 2009, but companies cannot...

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