Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Resources for Rural Entrepreneurship

My colleagues at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship have just published an excellent case study of Kansas’ experience with supporting rural development via entrepreneurship.   The study focuses on the work of Network Kansas, aka the Kansas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, … Continue reading

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Innovation Policy in Maine: A Deep Dive

The latest issue of the Maine Policy Review (Vol. 23, No. 1-2014) provides a deep dive into the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Pine Tree State.   The issue includes a review of innovation in key state clusters, like … Continue reading

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FDI for the Little Guy

Foreign direct investment (FDI) promotion has traditionally been a game for the big boys with large multinational corporations as the primary business recruitment target and large cities, states/provinces, and countries as the prime recruiters.  A series of articles in the … Continue reading

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National Small Business Week: Your Reading Assignments!

Since this is national Small Business Week (how could you forget?), I thought I might highlight a few recent articles on issues related to small business and entrepreneurship. 1)      A recent Brookings Institution report has received a lot of attention … Continue reading

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The Case for Microfinance: New Data from the World Bank

Most public policies go through fad cycles.  They start as fledgling proposals and, if successful, morph into “an idea who’s time has come.”    In many cases, backlash is the next stage as critics point to flaws in the idea … Continue reading

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