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The Strategy for Energy Innovation
Marich Mark
11/24/2009
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PDE staff attended a meeting on “Innovation and the Strategy for Renewable Energy” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Our report of the event follows:The Tuesday Innovation Policy Discussion Group of the Woodrow Wilson and MIT hosted last week a meeting with Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy...

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/30/2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Senate Energy and Natural Resources - Full Committee HearingHearings to examine policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.10:00 amDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 366 [more info]  

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Recovery Act Funds for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation
Marich Mark
12/3/2009
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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that more than $18 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will support small business’s ability to compete in the clean energy economy. These funds will target clean energy R&D, with an emphasis on near-term...

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Small Business Confidence Declines
Marich Mark
12/3/2009
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According to the latest DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey, economic confidence among America's small business owners plummeted in November, as more owners cited serious concerns about cash flow and declining economic conditions. Here are a few findings:•    52 percent of owners say they have experienced...

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Entrepreneurship Recommendations at the Obama Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/4/2009
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At yesterday’s White House “Jobs Summit”, Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm laid out five strategies to boost entrepreneurship and create jobs. Schramm, an economist, author on entrepreneurship and former entrepreneur, joined about 130 business leaders, economists and CEOs from across the United States...

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Small Businesses’ Views on Health Care
Marich Mark
12/4/2009
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A Dallas Morning News article recently argued that in Texas, where fewer than 50 percent of private-sector employers offer health insurance, some small firms say they would be more competitive if they dropped coverage and paid the fine that is stipulated in the House bill....

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
12/7/2009
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Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - Economic Policy Subcommittee - Hearing"Weathering the Storm: Creating Jobs in the Recession"03:00 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 538 [more info] Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Hearing"Research Parks and Job Creation:...

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A Reflection on the Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Pessimism Over Economy Continues
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Last week, we reported on the results from DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey which indicated small business confidence in the economy is still weak.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) latest Small Business Optimism Index shows similar results. The Index decreased 0.8 points from...

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Innovate to Educate
Ortmans Jonathan
12/13/2009
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President Obama recently announced that the U.S. government is committed to restoring the nation's leadership in educating children in math and science, and launched a new “Educate to Innovate” campaign. The campaign will bring together teachers, parents, businesses and the media to promote math and...

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