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Next Cities Attract Innovative Youth
Marich Mark
6/19/2009
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What does it take for a city to attract young professionals? Next Generation Consulting asked just this in compiling its "Next Cities" rankings of the best places to live and work for young professionals (defined as 20-40 year olds). “Simply being the cheapest place to...

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More Recommendations Supporting VC-Backed Firm Access to SBIR-STTR
Marich Mark
6/21/2009
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PDE staff were on hand last week for a hearing of the House Committee on Small Business taking yet another look at the reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs. Our report of the hearing--Legislative Initiatives to Strengthen and Modernize the SBIR and STTR Programs--follows:This...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/15/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2009
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Tyler Cowen on the Marginal Revolution blog raises the question (again), "which would you rather have, the fiscal stimulus or $775 billion in public health programs? Even better, how about $300 billion in stimulus -- the immediate stuff like aid to state governments -- and...

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VIDEO: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says "The time is now!"
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2009
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It sounds like the intro line from a corny recruitment brochure – “Want to make money, change the world – and have fun doing it?” 

But according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, entrepreneurship might be the way to do just that!

While speaking at the...

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Entrepreneurship Not on G8 Radar
Marich Mark
6/22/2009
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PDE staff were on hand last week for a conference to discuss the priorities of the upcoming G8 conference in Italy, including the global economic crisis. Ourreport of the event, hosted by the Centerfor Strategic & International Studies and the Italian Embassy, follows: This...

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Senate Committee Votes to Reauthorize SBIR-STTR
Marich Mark
6/22/2009
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In a closed session late last week, the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship unanimously passed two bills to reauthorize and improve a number of Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. PDE staff covered a roundtable discussion on these issues earlier in June....

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
6/22/2009
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Below, we highlight some hearings and events on policy areas that intersect with entrepreneurship. Monday, June 22, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Field Hearing“Missed Opportunities: The ARRA and the NIH/SBIR exclusion” 1:00 PM ETStella B. Warner Montgomery County Council Office Bldg, 7th...

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Entrepreneurship Is “Boom-ing”
Ruhe Thom
6/24/2009
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“Economists know that entrepreneurship will drive the economy back to health, but many people may be surprised to learn that the baby boom generation is behind the wheel, according to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.”

As detailed in this recent...

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Bills to Stimulate Innovation Advance
Marich Mark
6/25/2009
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On Wednesday June 24, the House Committee on Science and Technology held a markup on H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009. This Act reauthorizes and revises the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, which stimulates development of commercial...

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Creating a White House Office of Innovation Policy
Ortmans Jonathan
6/25/2009
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The innovation legislation pieces discussed yesterday in the House Committee on Science and Technology corresponded with three sectors of innovation policies—information technology, energy, and services—discussed at a gathering I attended the same day by The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Stuart Benjamin and Arti...

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