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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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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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Thursday December 17, 2009 Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Committee HearingMark Up of "The Small Business Export Enhancement and International Trade Act of 2009" and "The Small Business Job Creation and Access to Capital Act of 2009"12:00 pmRussell Senate Office Building, Room 485 [more...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
Marich Mark
12/21/2009
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As Congress prepares for the holiday, no relevant hearings or meetings have been scheduled.

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U.S. Gives Green Light to Green Tech Patents
Marich Mark
12/17/2009
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced last week that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has put in place a new pilot program that will fast-track the review of green technology patents. To be eligible for the expedited review, the patents must materially contribute...

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A Lost Decade? Look to New Firms for Growth
Marich Mark
1/4/2010
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A new story in the Washington Post paints a pretty grim picture of the 2000s. Consider the fact that since the Great Depression, there have been six decades of continuous job growth -- and that it just ended. The decade that began with extravagant millennium...

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Access to Credit Improving... Barely
Marich Mark
1/4/2010
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A number of sources are indicating that banks are relaxing lending standards -- leading to a slow increase in small business demand for loans. The graph below from the December issue of The Small Business Advocate suggests that brighter days are ahead. The latest report...

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BYU Recognized for Commercialization Efforts
Marich Mark
1/11/2010
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Brigham Young University was recently recognized in a BusinessWeek story as an "entrepreneur factory." According to the Association ofUniversity Technology Managers (AUTM), BYU now ranks first in the country inthe number of startups, licenses, and patent applications per research dollarspent. The private Mormon university has...

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Early Career Scientists to Receive Funding to Support Research
Marich Mark
1/19/2010
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U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that 69 scientists from across the nation will receive up to $85 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for five-year research grants. This effort is part of DOE’s new Early Career Research...

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Energy Innovation Summit to Highlight ARPA-E Research Projects
Marich Mark
1/11/2010
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U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced that the inaugural "ARPA-EEnergy Innovation Summit" will take place March 1-3, 2010 at the GaylordNational Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC.  The event willserve as a forum for members of the scientific and research communities,investors, technology...

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Entrepreneurial Households Fare Better
Marich Mark
1/28/2010
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New research from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy suggests that business-owning households are more likely than others to have higher income and wealth.Income and Wealth: How Did Households Owning Small Businesses Fare from 1998 to 2007?  by George W. Haynes examines how...

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