Category Archives: Current News

Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation

Since it first launched in 2002, I’ve been a member and close partner of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).  That’s why I’m so excited to see that the current NACCE leadership has put out an excellent book, … Continue reading

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The State of Federal Economic Adjustment Assistance

Much of the most important work we do in economic development is about what government agencies call economic adjustment, i.e. helping workers, businesses, and communities affected by an economic shock, such as a plant closing or a wider economic downturn.  … Continue reading

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EntreWorks Insights, February 2019

The latest edition of our e-newsletter EntreWorks Insights is now available.   This issue looks at the growing challenge of rural housing, where housing shortages and affordability pressures are having profound negative impacts on economic mobility and local economic development.  You … Continue reading

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Brexit and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Whenever I’m losing faith in the American political system, I look to our British colleagues dealing with Brexit and think:  “It could be worse.”  The ongoing Brexit process is a colossal disaster with ripple effects across the British government and … Continue reading

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Economic Mobility in Rural America

I missed this report when it came out in November 2018, but I can highly recommend a new study from Bridgespan Group and the National 4-H Council entitled Social Mobility in Rural America:  Insights from Communities whose Young People are … Continue reading

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Public Libraries and STEM Education

I have been a lifelong aficionado of public libraries and continue to believe that economic developers don’t do enough to tap into this critical community resource.  In today’s world, there really is no other public place that is open to … Continue reading

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The Gig Economy in 2019

As 2019 opens for business, public debates about the size and importance of the gig economy are likely to remain in the news.  I expect we’ll see several trends over the next few months.  Certainly, we’ll see continued debate on … Continue reading

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Bold (and/or Misguided?) Predictions for 2019

For some reasons, I’ve decided to take a chance and make some predictions for what might happen in economic development policy discussions this year.  Given our current volatile political climate, this task is somewhat risky, but I’m still giving it … Continue reading

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Our Holiday Book Guide!

It’s the holiday season and you may be on the lookout for gifts for family, friends, and colleagues.  If you’ve got a policy wonk on your list, EntreWorks Consulting is here to help.   I’ve made my list of new and … Continue reading

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Strategies to Support Economic Diversification: Webinar Recording

Since 2014, I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in a large project focused on “Building Stronger Economies in America’s Coal-Reliant Regions.”  As part of this project, we’ve worked with dozens of American regions dealing with the aftermath of a … Continue reading

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