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Two new studies hit recently that take a look at the best cities around the world for startups and business opportunities. Fortune magazine went on a search for “cities that share the San Francisco Bay Area’s potent combination of creativity and capitalism” and came up with seven up-and-comers to keep an eye on. Meanwhile, Business Insider looked for “a city’s comprehensive potential for business across ten economic indicators” that range from intellectual capital to natural environment and identified 27 heavyweights (predominantly in the world’s largest cities).
Startup Weekend has helped educate more than 30,000 entrepreneurs at some 475 events worldwide, facilitating the launch of more than 650 new startup ventures around the globe. With events in more than 124 cities and thirty-plus countries, Startup Weekend is a featured event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a Kauffman Foundation initiative that annually introduces millions of young people around the world to entrepreneurship.
A new Kauffman Foundation study, Exploring Firm Formation: Why Is the Number of New Firms Constant?, reveals that the annual new-business creation in the United States remains remarkably constant across time. This indicates that economic conditions, population growth, scarce or abundant capital, technological advances and...
Vivek Wadhwa, senior research associate at the Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University, has a new article on BusinessWeek. In “States, Innovate in IT or Else,” Wadhwa looks at the way antiquated and expensive IT systems...
Elizabeth Olson’s New York Times article “What States and Cities are Doing to Help Small Businesses” highlights several initiatives at the state and municipality levels to save small businesses and jobs.
The local approaches are as varied as subsidizing wages for new hires, running a...
[HT to Innovation Daily] A recent piece on Forbes.com, “States that Truly Bet on Small Business," offers a glimpse at a Spinal Tap-esque list (it goes to 11) of states that strongly promote entrepreneurship through funding programs. Which states -- and programs -- make the list? Ohio: Ohio Third...
A venture capital fund that has helped Ohio companies and created jobs has an unclear future. The Ohio Capital Fund is waiting on new legislation to help it continue. Read more to find out how this state-backed venture program works.
PDE staff were on hand for a House Committee on Small Business hearing on Capitol Hill on June 22. Our report of the hearing follows:
There is no debating the fact that the financial crisis has adversely impacted small businesses. Indeed, this fact was the common theme that ran through the opening statements of a recent hearing held by the House Committee on Small Business.
Following opening remarks by Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), Chairman and Ranking Member respectively, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivered a summary of his written testimony on the “State of Small Business Access to Capital.”
Heading into what promises to be a heated general election year, the Kauffman Foundation has turned the focus of its third annual State of Entrepreneurship Address back to the state and local level. Later this week at the National Press Club, Benno Schmidt, the Foundation’s interim president, will present “A Roadmap for State Growth,” touching on a number of proposed recommendations regarding state and local laws and regulations—that won’t break policymakers’ budgets.
If you can’t make it to Washington, DC, tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 5) for the Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship Address, don’t worry, it will be streamed live online. The session, scheduled for 12 noon ET at the National Press Club, features remarks from SBA Administrator Karen Mills, Senator Jerry Moran and new Kauffman president and CEO, Tom McDonnell.
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