Monthly Archives: March 2011

We’ve Moved: A Better EntreWorks Blog

We’ve made some slight tweaks and improvements to the EntreWorks Blog and the new site also has a new address.  Please change any links or blogrolls that connect to our old address.  The new blog site can be accessed at … Continue reading

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What’s Next for US Manufacturing? The View from Pennsylvania

It’s been several decades of bad news for America’s manufacturers as they have faced intense international competition from first Japan and Germany, and more recently, China and other emerging economies.  But, the picture is not 100% gloomy.  Manufacturing still matters, … Continue reading

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The State of the States

Last week, I participated in a National Governors Association symposium on “States and Innovation:  Setting the Stage for Job Creation.”  This event brought together leading policy makers from 30 states, including many state Secretaries of Commerce and Economic Development, to examine … Continue reading

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Where Good Ideas Come From

I just finished reading Steven Johnson’s 2010 book, Where Good Ideas Come From:  The Natural History of Innovation.  If you’re looking for a distillation of the latest thinking about the nature of innovation, this is a great book for you.  … Continue reading

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Senate Hearings on the Future of SCORE

I had the opportunity yesterday to participate in a Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing on reauthorization of SCORE.   SCORE, which originally stood for the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a national volunteer network of current and former … Continue reading

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Maine’s Innovation Economy–Now on YouTube!!

Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development has posted a YouTube clip with comments from me and Pat Scruggs, of  Scruggs and Associates on current trends in Maine’s innovation economy.  You can access the link here.

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R&D Programs in Maine

EntreWorks Consulting is part of a team, along with Policy One Research and Scruggs & Associates, that produces an annual evaluation of science and technology investments made by the state of Maine.   Maine’s political leaders decided about ten years ago … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network: Five Years On

Wisconsin is in the news a lot these days and, unfortunately, the picture is not that flattering.   Yet, Wisconsin has a long history as an innovator in terms of new public policies.  Five years ago, Wisconsin was one of the first … Continue reading

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