Monthly Archives: January 2015

Innovation Challenge for Coal Reliant Communities: Webinar Tomorrow!!

Changing energy markets are having a big impact on communities around the country.   Some regions, like South Dakota, have been booming (at least until recently) thanks to new shale energy resources.  But, other regions are being challenged in new ways.  … Continue reading

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Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Winner: Iowa’s ScoutPro

For the past year, I’ve had the pleasure (with colleagues from Georgetown University and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship) of supporting the American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.  This exciting initiative had a lot of cool aspects, but the most … Continue reading

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Is the Manufacturing Revival for Real?

There are many things I wish were true.  I wish Santa was for real and I would love to see Bigfoot in the wild.  When it comes to public policy, my most fervent wish is the long-touted US manufacturing renaissance … Continue reading

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EntreWorks Insights, January 2015, Now Available

The January 2015 edition of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  This issue examines how the changing world of work is affecting the commercial office market.  In short, it’s creating a lot of challenges for the commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Europe’s 1099 Economy: Is Self-Employment the New Normal?

A new study from the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research examines the state of self-employment in Europe and finds that, as in the US, self-employment or freelance work is the fastest growing segment of the workforce.  Across Europe, 14% … Continue reading

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2015: What’s Ahead for the 1099 Economy?

What do Washio, HomeJoy, Mechanical Turk, and SpoonRocket have in common?  They are all emerging players in the growing on-demand economy.  Like their better known compatriots Uber and AirBnB, these firms all provide on-demand freelance services in a host of … Continue reading

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