Reports


Investing in Appalachia’s Future:  The Appalachian Regional Commission’s Five Year Strategic Plan for Capitalizing on Appalachia’s Opportunities, 2016-2020.

Lakeshore Wisconsin Manufacturing Supply Chain: EntreWorks Consulting recently developed a manufacturing supply chain analysis and database for a five county region in Northeast Wisconsin.
Mapping Manufacturing Supply Chains in Northwest Pennsylvania. EntreWorks Consulting and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness. June 2014.

Economic Diversity in Appalachia:  Statistics, Strategies, and Guides for ActionsA Report prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission, 2014.

A Local Officials Guide to Defense Industry Adjustment, Report Prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, 2013. 
Ride to Prosperity 2013:  An Economic Development Strategy for Greater Reading and Berks County (PA),  June 2013.
The Emerging U.S. Rail Industry:  Opportunities to Support Manufacturing and Spur Regional Development Report prepared for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, October 2013.
Our Manufacturing Future: Toward a More Prosperous Future in Rural North Carolina prepared by the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, 2013.
The Forgotten Fifth? Understanding and Supporting your Community’s Independent Workforce. IEDC Economic Development Journal, Summer 2012
Career Pathway and Cluster Skill Development: Promising Models from the US. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Report, 2012
The Role of Middle Skill Jobs in Maine’s Innovation Economy, February 2012
Maine Comprehensive R&D Evaluation, 2011
From Business Development to Market Expansion: Helping Maine Firms Succeed in National and Global Markets. Report prepared for the Maine Office of Innovation, January 2011.
Maine Comprehensive R&D Evaluation 2010. Report prepared for the Maine Office of Innovation, February 2011.
"Obama's Industrial Policy: Can the New Directions Hold?" Local Economy. December 2010.

SEVA-PORT Innovation Index 2010, Report prepared for the Southeastern Virginia Partnership for Regional Transformation, October 2010.

Renewing the US Commitment to a Strong Manufacturing Base: Expanding the Reach of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Prepared in collaboration with Stone & Associates and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, June 2010.

The Innovation Landscape in Maine: Strengthening the Role of Maine’s Technology Associations in Supporting the Maine Innovation Economy. Report to the Maine Office of Innovation, Department of Economic and Community Development, February 2010.
Maine Comprehensive Research and Development Evaluation 2009. A Report to the Maine Office of Innovation, Department of Economic and Community Development. February 2010.
E-Book on the Stimulus and SBA, EntreWorks’ Erik Pages recently contributed to an E-book that examined how the stimulus package and other Obama Administration initiatives will affect the marketplace for small businesses.
Maine Comprehensive R&D Evaluation: 2008, Report Prepared for Maine Office of Innovation, January 2009.
Maine Comprehensive Economic Development Evaluation: 2008, Report Prepared for Maine Office of Innovation, March 2009.
Benchmarking Innovation:  How to Build a Regional Innovation Index,” IEDC Economic Development Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter 2009.
Policymaking in a Time of Transition:  Economic Development in the New Obama Administration," Local Economy (UK), Vol. 24, No. 2, March 2009.
What Do We Know about Retiree Attraction Strategies?Applied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 5, No. 3, December 2008.
Erik R. Pages reviewed A Future of Good Jobs: America’s Challenge in the Global Economy in the October 2008 issue of Applied Research in Economic Development. You can access the review here.
The Aspen Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group recently released the report, Youth Entrepreneurship Education in America: A Policymaker’s Action Guide. EntreWorks Consulting supported the development of this report.
Creating an Entrepreneurial Appalachian Region: Findings and Lessons from an Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, 1997-2005.” Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Federal Policies that Need Attention” by EntreWorks’ Erik R. Pagesappeared in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Community College Entrepreneur.
Fueling Your Business in North Carolina: A Guide to Financing for Small Business.” Prepared for the North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship Development Systems Project. While this guide contains a lot of North Carolina-specific materials, it will be helpful for anyone working with small business owners who are seeking capital to start or grow business.
Lessons in Self-Made Success,” co-authored by Erik Pages and Stu Rosenfeld, appeared in December 2007/January 2008 edition of Community College Journal.
Navigating Business Services in North Carolina,” Research a February 2007 report prepared for the North Carolina Business Resource Alliance.
Erik R. Pages recently presented testimony to the House of Representatives on the issue of “The State of Economic Development.”
"Hello, My Business Name Is . . .:”  A Guide to Building Entrepreneurial Networks in North Carolina.  (Research Triangle Park, NC:  Council for Entrepreneurial Development, September 2006).
Supporting Rural Entrepreneurship: What Can States Do?” appeared in the Winter 2006 edition of Economic Development America, a professional journal of the US Economic Development Administration.
Entrepreneurship Education is Not Just about Business” appeared in the Winter 2006 edition of Trustee Quarterly, the professional journal of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).