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There has been a flurry of interesting policy reports released in the past week.  I’m going to plug two that I think are worth a deeper dive.  First, the Organization
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As we continue to “get back to work” as the pandemic subsides, we need to do a better job of identifying employment opportunities that propel people to productive and rewarding
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A recent West Virginia Gazette article has detailed the boom in new business starts across West Virginia.   For example, Summers County, in the heart of the Southern West Virginia coal
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I’m in the midst of reading an excellent new book from the University of Toronto’s Dan Breznitz:  Innovation in Real Places:  Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World.  I’ve enjoyed
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We've got a new issue of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, out today. We're looking at the concept of the foundational economy as a lens to support a more inclusive economic
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When compared to other developed economies, in the US we do a very poor job of supporting economic adjustment, helping workers, businesses, and communities recover from economic shocks like plant
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Next week, I’ll be part of a team teaching the first ever training series on Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development supported the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).   I’ve been a trainer for
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If you’re in the mood for some inspiration, let me make a plug for viewing the new documentary, The Place that Makes Us, which I watched this week on PBS’s
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An interesting and sobering new study from Germany’s Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) details how the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled anti-Asian discrimination in the US, and how such discrimination has
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