Monthly Archives: May 2015

The State of Small Business in Iowa

Last week, Hillary Clinton participated in a widely-covered photo op with Iowa small business owners.   She, and her fellow Presidential hopefuls, would have benefited from a read of a new report from the University of Northern Iowa’s Center on Business … Continue reading

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A Start-Up New York State of Mind

Last week, we saw a flurry of news stories marking the first anniversary of New York’s Start-Up New York incentive program.   The program has received loads of local, regional and national publicity—including an aggressive TV ad campaign running in many … Continue reading

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A Safety Net for the Freelance Economy?

As someone who has spent many years in Washington, I can get as cynical as anyone about the dysfunctions of our current political system.  But, sometimes, a guy has to have some hope.   And, some recent announcements  from Senator Mark … Continue reading

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Survey on Trends in Appalachia

I’ve written several recent blog posts on our ongoing work on the Appalachian Regional Commission’s new strategic plan.  ARC is working on multiple ways to gain input from local residents and stakeholders, including a new on-line survey which was released … Continue reading

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