Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Indie City Index

Lots of communities are embracing “buy local” efforts nowadays.  At the national level, groups like the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and Community-wealth.org serve as excellent resources to get new ideas and learn about innovative practices.  But, we still lack … Continue reading

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Workforce Investment Boards: Challenging Times Ahead

I’ve spent the last few days at the annual conference of the National Association of Workforce Boards, the trade association of the nearly 600 workforce investment boards (WIBs) located across the US.   The annual forum is always an excellent opportunity … Continue reading

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The Future of US Industrial Policy

We Americans don’t do industrial policy.  In reality, that’s something of a smokescreen.  Because the term industrial policy is considered taboo, we do innovation policy or technology policy instead.   Whether we like it or not, Obama’s support for cleantech sectors … Continue reading

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Obama’s Innovation Policy: Can the New Directions Hold?”

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New Issue of EntreWorks Insights Available

The latest edition of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available here.  This issue examines the promise of innovation vouchers as a tool for supporting small and medium-sized business growth.  To subscribe, click here.

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