Monthly Archives: September 2017

From Coal to Kale: Food Systems & Economic Resilience

Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve had the good fortune to spend a lot of my recent working time helping America’s coal-dependent regions identify new economic engines and wealth creators.   As these regions seek to diversify their economies, … Continue reading

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Getting Serious about Legacy Cities

A number of recent media articles suggest that millennials are increasingly interested in relocating to the suburbs or to America’s smaller legacy cities.  If this is indeed true, it could be a very good thing as it will reduce the … Continue reading

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Rural Manufacturing Matters

I spent my lunch hour today at a fascinating Aspen Institute panel on Rural Grown, Locally Owned Manufacturing.  This was part of an excellent series sponsored by the Rural Development Innovation Group.   The panel included excellent fast growing rural firms: … Continue reading

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Keeping Score: Metrics for Entrepreneurship

Program managers face some tough reporting challenges when it comes to entrepreneurship support programs.  These efforts take time to generate hard impacts.  Traditional job creation metrics help, but only over the long term.  Yet, funders and elected officials want job … Continue reading

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