Category Archives: Current News

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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Entrepreneurship and Returning Citizens

As a Georgetown University alum, I’m very proud to see the first graduating class of the Pivot Program, Georgetown’s new program to help returning citizens learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship.  The first cohort, who graduated in late June, … Continue reading

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Protect Land, Create Jobs: Economic Development and Land Conservation

I’m eagerly anticipating an upcoming vacation to Maine where we regularly hike, paddle, and just hang out on lands protected by groups such as the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.  I’ve always appreciated these … Continue reading

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Time for the Opportunity Fund?

As we get closer to the 2020 election year, DC-based think tanks are starting to float big ideas on how to jumpstart the economy in our distressed regions.  Third Way has recently released a plan to create a new $60 … Continue reading

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Business Dynamism and the Gig Economy

For the past few years, the economics and policy literature has been full of stories bemoaning declining dynamism in the US economy. As recent studies have shown, the number of new firm starts is down, their survival rates are shorter, … Continue reading

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Innovation Policy and the Economy: Some New Research

We’ve seen a recent flurry of interesting (to me at least) academic writing on innovation policy, much of which is linked to the NBER’s annual Innovation Policy and the Economy conference..  Here’s a quick snapshot and some links to some … Continue reading

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Some Upcoming Training Programs

If you’re in the market for professional development opportunities, I’ve got some training programs for you to consider.  Over the next couple of months, I’ll be leading several training efforts that might be worth your while.  They include: June 18-19:  … Continue reading

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Evaluating Manufacturing USA

Back in 2014, Congress wisely opted to try a new approach for revitalizing American manufacturing:  the Manufacturing USA Network.  Manufacturing USA is a public-private network of 14 Manufacturing Institutes that fund and promote research in key disciplines related to manufacturing.  … Continue reading

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