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If you’ve got some time next week, I encourage you to check out the North Carolina Main Street Center’s annual conference, which will run virtually from March 9-11, 2021.  While
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I’ve been working remotely for many years.  Personally, it’s worked out well, but I must confess that my own work and my collaborations are not always as efficient and productive
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We are kicking off an interesting workforce project in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority and my colleagues at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.   This project will map workforce
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As we continue on the long path to economic recovery, all communities should be thinking about resilience, i.e. what can they do to not only recover from the devastating impacts
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For the past few years, Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development has been spearheading a program called Vibrant Virginia, a statewide effort to link Virginia’s higher education institutions in a
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Last year, I was part of a project team supporting the US Small Business Administration to strengthen its programs related to COVID-19 small business response and recovery.  At that time,
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Last January, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers created a Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity.  When the Commissioners accepted their assignments, I doubt that they knew that they would be working
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It sometimes seems like we get a new study on the future of work every day, so I don’t get too excited when I see reports of new look at
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Later this week, I'll be part of a panel discussing how communities in Delaware can best recover and rebuild from the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. The event is
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