Monthly Archives: May 2013

SBIR: It Works!!

In my continuing efforts to share economic development programs that work, I give you the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  SBIR is a national initiative that requires Federal research and development agencies, such as the Pentagon or National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Why are Americans Moving Less?

Americans have traditionally been among the world’s most mobile people.  We think very little of picking up and moving to a new community for work or to start over in life.  But, over the past decade, Americans seem to moving … Continue reading

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Launching Low Income Entrepreneurs in NYC

A number of recent studies, from the Kauffman Foundation and others, have been making the sensible case that not all entrepreneurs are alike.  Certain kinds of entrepreneurs, termed “gazelles,” high-growth companies, or innovation-driven enterprises, are the real drivers of economic … Continue reading

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Careers in Two Years

Yesterday in Harrisburg, PA, the Pennsylvania Economic Developers Association (PEDA) heard a report on an excellent workforce training demonstration project now underway in Reading and Berks County, PA.  This effort, known as “Careers in Two Years,” can and should be … Continue reading

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