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Work took me to West Virginia yesterday, and along the way, I was introduced to a great website, Try This West Virginia, that has been running for about a year
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The latest issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  You can access it here and subscribe here.   This issue assesses what might--and what should--happen with manufacturing
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Last week, I participated in the always excellent New Partners for Smart Growth conference held in St. Louis.  This was a great event, but even better, I was able to
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This week I will be heading out to Shepherdstown, WV, to be one of the trainers in a very interesting program sponsored by The Conservation Fund.  Balancing Nature and Commerce
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This month marks the tenth anniversary of Pipeline, a fellowship of great entrepreneurs building world-class businesses in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.   Pipeline began as a pilot project of the now
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You don’t hear about it much here in the US, but smart specialization strategies have been a hot topic in European economic development circles for some time.  Smart specialization strategies,
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Here in Virginia, we’ve been in the midst of some tough public debates on economic and workforce development.  The statewide economy has not been performing as well as hoped, and
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If you work in economic or workforce development, a good part of your life is spent talking about clusters or sectors, i.e. industry groups that we target in our various
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In the holiday crush (at least that’s my excuse), I missed a recent set of National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) reports that are well worth your time.  The title
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