Monthly Archives: November 2011

What’s Happening in the Workforce Development World?

This morning, the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project released a series of studies looking at issues related to workforce development and federal training programs.   For long-time followers of workforce development issues, the studies don’t contain any particularly new revelations or findings.  But, … Continue reading

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Youth Entrepreneurship: Gaining Traction in Congress?

It’s taken awhile, but it appears that some Members of Congress are beginning to recognize the power of youth entrepreneurship training as a tool to better engage kids in school and to better prepare for successful careers.  Over the past … Continue reading

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Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week!!!

This coming Monday, November 14, 2011, marks the official start of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011.  GEW is only a few years old, but it is booming. (Full Disclosure:  I am a member GEW’s Board)  During this year’s events, which … Continue reading

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Tapping Intangible Assets

As our economy becomes more information-driven, intangible assets—such as information, know-how, business models, software, and databases, become much more important drivers of value for businesses and communities.  Yet, we’re all still struggling with this shift and finding ways to effectively … Continue reading

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Updates on Some Recent Posts: Blueprint Mississippi, Crowdfunding etc.

This post contains some updates on some of our posts from recent months: 1) Blueprint Mississippi Report released:  For the past year, EntreWorks Consulting has been part of a team providing research support to the Blueprint Mississippi statewide economic development … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s Start Up Nation: More on the Potential of Small Cities

Right on the heels of the CityWorks Xpo, which I blogged about here, comes a new series from the Atlantic’s new and improved web site and blog that examines the South’s innovation economy.  Start-Up Nation reports on a recent tour of the Southeast in … Continue reading

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The Emerging Small Cities Movement

Last week, an interesting event took place in Roanoke, Virginia.   The Cityworks Xpo was a celebration of the potential of America’s small cities to serve as hubs for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.  The effort, spearheaded by Roanoke developer Ed Walker and … Continue reading

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