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In my experience, I’ve found that economic developers here in the US are very good about learning from case studies and leading practices.  We’re not afraid to borrow good ideas
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I’m starting to get back on the road after long hiatus, and will be hitting a number of economic development-related events in October.  Next week, I’m looking forward to attending
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If you talk to employers nowadays, you get one message:  we can’t find workers!  We are clearly in the midst of a major labor market transformation that we’re all trying
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My colleagues at the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Startup Genome have just released the latest version of their excellent annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (NOTE:  Report downloads require registration). The
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Thanks to COVID 19, it’s been a tough year and a half for most of us.  That is certainly true for economic developers who quickly pivoted to helping pandemic-businesses and
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I’ve been a long-time subscriber to Economic Development Quarterly, the leading academic journal for us economic development policy wonks.  I typically find helpful research in every issue, but the August
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I’m in the midst of reading an excellent new book that should be on the reading lists of anyone seeking to understand the challenges of rural development and of addressing
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We often read how great and sustained innovations emerge from crises.  This is certainly the case in history of American policy making.  One prominent example is US science and technology
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I recently got introduced to an excellent newish podcast that I can highly recommend.  Appalachia Meets World is a joint effort of Will and Neil Warren, who both grew up
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