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Leading Economics Bloggers Share Grim Outlook
Marich Mark
2/3/2010
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The Kauffman Foundation has released the findings of its inaugural Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Top Economics Bloggers.As we reported on Monday, more than 200 top economics bloggers who participated in the mid-January survey graded on an A to F grading scale U.S. institutions...

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New Decade New Hope
Ruhe Thom
2/7/2010
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Now that I have stopped writing 2009 on checks and other documents, I feel ready to reflect on the New Year, and new decade. Mercifully, the passing of last year capped a decade marked by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, intelligence failings that led to an...

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A Look at Obama's Plan for Small Business
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Within the past week President Obama outlined several proposals to help small business create jobs: $30 billion of federal bailout funds redirected to community banks to lend to small business Tax credits for new hires and wage increases Elimination of capital-gains tax on investments in small business Tax incentives...

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Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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As the nation seeks solutions to joblessness, policymakers and the media have been looking at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that has skillfully been tapping on our youth’s inventiveness and entrepreneurial potential through entrepreneurship education. The media has been highlighting the impressive...

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Michigan Prioritizes Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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During her State of the State address, Gov. Jennifer Granholm laid out initiatives to help entrepreneurs.

One of these initiatives involves entrepreneurship training through the expansion of the FastTrac program being offered at Detroit's TechTown. The FastTrac program, a national effort by the Kauffman Foundation...

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Recognizing Student Contributions to Solving World Problems
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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The Kauffman Foundation has awarded a grant to Olin College of Engineering to implement a nationwide award competition that will recognize students’ contributions to solving the major challenges facing the world today.

The “Extraordinary Stories Student Awards” will be given to students who have completed science...

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The Economic Power of University Spin-offs
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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According to Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and former founding executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, “an opportunity to solve our job crisis lies right under our noses.”

In an opinion piece for CNN, Holly explained:...

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Highlights from House Science and Technology Agenda
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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On January 19, Rep. Bart Gordon announced the 2010 legislative agenda for the House Committee on Science and Technology. Innovation and energy and STEM education lead the priorities list.As part of its effort to maintain U.S. competitiveness through innovation, the Committee plans to work on...

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Race and Entrepreneurial Success
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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Why do Asian American-owned businesses do well in comparison to white-owned businesses, and why do African American-owned firms do poorly in relation to both? Economics professor Robert W. Fairlie and Kauffman senior research fellow Alicia M. Robb explore these issues in Race and Entrepreneurial Success:...

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Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2/8/2010
Ruhe Thom
2/12/2010
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Amy Wilkinson discusses President Obama’s plans for small business that includes increased funding as well as tax incentives for small business.  This could be the jump start that entrepreneurs are looking for.

Biz World takes a look at the rise of young generation entrepreneurs. The...

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