Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a boom in startups and growing interest in self-employment.   Is this a good thing for workers, communities, and local economies?  An excellent new
An excellent new study from the Appalachian Regional Commission highlights the ongoing entrepreneurial renaissance underway across Appalachia.  Access to Capital and Credit for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Appalachia examines
As readers of this blog know, we are actively engaged in a number of efforts supporting communities, especially coal-reliant regions, dealing with the impacts of the ongoing energy transition.  That’s
We've got a new issue of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, out now. You can access it and subscribe to the newsletter here. This issue looks at the emerging concept of
Welcome to the latest edition of EntreWorks Insights, a quarterly newsletter that reports on business trends, policy developments, and other issues affecting the business of economic and workforce development.   You’re
When I look back to the dark days of 2020 and to our current promising economic situation, I must confess that I’m pleasantly surprised.  Small businesses around the world were
I write a lot about independent workers on this blog, and often bemoan the lack of a social safety net for these folks.  That’s why I’m really intrigued to dig
I’ll be back in my Zoom room next Thursday and Friday with my colleagues from the International Development Council (IEDC).  Starting on Thursday March 7th, we’ll be teaching the latest
If you’re looking for a good single source on what’s happening on the ground with the US economy, I can highly recommend the National Association of Counties’ new report, County
Earlier today, the Urban Institute hosted an excellent workshop tied to the release of its new report, Federal Small Business Supports, a deep dive into what’s working, and what’s not