Category Archives: Current News

Global Entrepreneurship Week: November 18-24, 2019

Mark your calendars for the week of November 18-24, 2019, the 12th annual celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  GEW is a big deal around the world.  It currently engages 20,000 partners in 170 countries, who sponsor 35,000 events that engage … Continue reading

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Abandoned Mine Lands: Addressing the Legacy of Coal

The US coal industry has been swamped with bad news lately, with the recent bankruptcies of Blackjewel and Murray Energy leading to major hardships for miners, their families and surrounding communities.  As we attempt to address these immediate hardships, we … Continue reading

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Responding to Industry 4.0: A Global Policy Look

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is out with a useful compendium of what’s happening in innovation policy across OECD member economies.  This is a look at what’s next in innovation policy, i.e. how are policies evolving to … Continue reading

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Investing in Capacity Building: The Overhead Pledge

Folks in the business of community building know the story when it comes to outside funders. They fund projects, not organizations.  This policy has meant that many local organizations are starved for funds. They can raise money for specific projects, … Continue reading

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Small Business Impacts at Global Scale

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), and other small business advocates (including EntreWorks Consulting!), can regularly regale you with tons of data and statistics on the power and impact of small business for the US economy.  Now, we can tap … Continue reading

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The Gig Economy Workforce: 45 Million and Counting

There’s lots of competing takes on the size and scale of the gig economy.  As in some many policy areas, it depends on who’s counting and what they’re counting.  But, regardless of the various disputes, we know that the gig … Continue reading

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Nebraska Thriving: Market Intelligence for the Rest of Us

Over the years, I’ve worked in many communities that don’t really have a good understanding of how their local economies work.  They operate with limited and/or outdated information on who’s hiring, who’s growing, and who’s doing innovative things in business … Continue reading

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Maine’s Coworking Development Fund

Our latest edition of EntreWorks Insights examined the power of place, i.e., how community gathering places can help build social capital and promote economic development.  These powerful places can take many forms, including business offices, libraries and coworking spaces, among … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rural Places

An interesting new study from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute, entitled “My Advice . . . is Get out of Town,” takes a deep dive look into the development of two counties in rural New England.   The report … Continue reading

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New EntreWorks Insights Now Available

The latest issue of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available. This issue examines the power of place in economic development, and discusses how we can use work spaces,such as our offices, business incubators, and coworking spaces, to help build … Continue reading

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