Monthly Archives: December 2016

More Back to Work: Lessons from Denmark

Last week, a new OECD report on US policy for dislocated workers prompted my blog post on current US policies, which, to put it bluntly, don’t work very well.   The US has a unique and unenviable position:  our workforce faces … Continue reading

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Back To Work: Supporting Displaced Workers

Retraining displaced workers might be the thorniest challenge in economic development today.  This is especially true when we’re talking about long-tenured workers in manufacturing, extraction and other industries.  Nearly every day, we read about the plight of workers at plants … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday WERA-FM: Hooray for Community Radio

Tonight, I’ll be attending a first birthday celebration for WERA-FM 96.7, Arlington County Virginia’s thriving new community radio station.  When the station first aired last year, WERA could count on a few ready programs and a large base of enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship for Everyone

Last month, I spoke at the Fall Gala of the Roanoke-Blacksburg (VA) Technology Council (RBTC).   I was asked to join the RBTC thanks to some past EntreWorks Consulting work on an effort that ultimately became the Roanoke-Blacksburg Innovation Blueprint, … Continue reading

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