Monthly Archives: July 2014

Strong Rural America.Com: Resources for Rural Entrepreneurs

This week, the American Farm Bureau Federation, unveiled its new Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) website:  www.strongruralamerica.com.  The REI is a joint initiative of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Startup Hoyas at Georgetown … Continue reading

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A Plug for Factory Man

I’m in the midst of reading Factory Man, by Beth Macy—an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone with an interest in economic development or in what happened to the American Dream.   Factory Man profiles John Bassett III and … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful: Innovation Lessons from Smaller Countries

In September 2014, Scots will be voting to determine whether Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom or embrace independence.  The vote will be closely fought, with voting preferences shaped by years of cultural, economic, and family ties.   Innovation … Continue reading

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