Monthly Archives: February 2013

Immigration Reform: A Midwest Call to Action

This morning, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a powerful call to action on immigration reform.  The report, developed by a blue ribbon panel over the past 14 months, makes a strong case for the important role that immigrants … Continue reading

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Production and the Innovation Economy

I spent this morning at the National Academy of Sciences where leaders of the MIT Taskforce on Innovation and Production released their preliminary findings, which will be published in an expanded book form later this year. The preliminary findings are … Continue reading

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Common Sense on Economic Development

Marty Vanags is one of my favorite people in the world of economic development.  I guess I’m not alone as Marty has recently been hired for an exciting new position at the Indy Partnership in Indianapolis.  But, for the past few … Continue reading

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New Issue of EntreWorks Insights now Available

The latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  This issue looks at how local governments are striving to improve customer service for small business customers.  You can access the newsletter and learn about subscribing here.

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The State of Rural Manufacturing

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center has just released a new report, Our Manufacturing Future, that examines the state of manufacturing in North Carolina’s 85 rural counties. (EntreWorks Consulting contributed to this report in collaboration with our colleagues and project leaders … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the Creative Class

Richard Florida’s book, The Rise of the Creative Class ( first published ten years ago), and subsequent research at the Martin Prosperity Institute and elsewhere, have triggered some of the more interesting and heated recent debates in the world of economic … Continue reading

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