Monthly Archives: June 2015

Some Good News on Business Incentives

While I am not a huge of fan of business attraction incentives, I also recognize that they are often a necessary evil in today’s economic development landscape.   But, if we’re going to do incentives, let’s do them right—in a transparent … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again, Especially with Kids

“Brain drain” remains one of the biggest concerns facing America’s rural regions.  For decades, the “best and brightest” of rural America have left their homes for the bright lights of the big city.  In response, many small towns and states … Continue reading

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Benchmarking Innovation Training in Portland, OR

If you’re interested in benchmarking your region’s innovation capacities, you should consider joining me next week in Portland, OR, where I’ll be teaching a class on Benchmarking Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  The course, which I’m offering with my colleagues, Brian Kelsey … Continue reading

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