Author Archives: Erik Pages

New Downsides to the Gig Economy?

An interesting new article in Strategy+Business examines another potential downside of the gig economy.  It seems that many business sectors operate with business models that are not well suited to the independent workforce.  The article examines recent trends in the … Continue reading

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Join us at NAWB!

If you plan on attending next week’s National Association of Workforce Boards conference, I hope to see you here in Washington DC.   I’ll be participating in the entire event and will also be chairing a panel.  On Monday, March 27th … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in Small and Rural Communities: Webinar Today!

This is late notice, but I encourage you to sign up for a webinar later today on the topic of building entrepreneurial ecosystems in small and rural communities.  I’ll be presenting along with my colleague Maria Meyers of SourceLink.  The … Continue reading

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New Article on the Coal Economy Transition

I’ve got a new article on the the economic transition in America’s coal regions in the latest issue (Winter 2017) of the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Journal.   The article highlights the great progress being made in many coal regions, … Continue reading

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Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017: Coming Up!

If you want to learn the latest and greatest about what’s happening in the world of entrepreneurship, you still have time to book your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, to be held from March 13-16, … Continue reading

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Research Round-Up

This blog post summarizes a few recent research reports that contain some interesting findings (to me, at least) but have not received a lot of coverage in the more popular blogs and e-newsletters floating around the internet.  Happy reading and … Continue reading

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Try This West Virginia

Work took me to West Virginia yesterday, and along the way, I was introduced to a great website, Try This West Virginia, that has been running for about a year but that was new (and exciting) to me.  Try This … Continue reading

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February 2017 Issue of EntreWorks Insights Now Available

The latest issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  You can access it here and subscribe here.   This issue assesses what might–and what should–happen with manufacturing policy under the new Trump Administration.

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Infinite Earth Radio Podcast: Check it Out!

Last week, I participated in the always excellent New Partners for Smart Growth conference held in St. Louis.  This was a great event, but even better, I was able to get engaged with the folks behind a new podcast called … Continue reading

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Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural America

This week I will be heading out to Shepherdstown, WV, to be one of the trainers in a very interesting program sponsored by The Conservation Fund.  Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes is a training program designed … Continue reading

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