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Big data is finally starting to hit the world of economic development, with new data sources and tools emerging on a regular basis.  That's a great thing, but the big
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Over the past few years, there’s been something of a research backlash against occupational licenses, such as those earned by people working in hair or nail salons, plumbers, dental assistants
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It’s vacation time and, if you’re lucky, you’re heading off for vacation at your second home or vacation rental at the beach or in the mountains somewhere.   These homes can
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When I find the time, I'm a big fan of hiking and kayaking.  When paddling, one of the my biggest peeves is the Jet Ski, which is loud, intrusive, and
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Yesterday, I braved DC's heat to attend a Capitol Hill briefing on an excellent new MForesight report, Ensuring American Manufacturing Leadership through Next-Generation Supply Chains. The report is well done,
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I'm a member of my local workforce development board, the Alexandria-Arlington Regional Workforce Council.  I'm biased, but I think we do a pretty good job.   We've recently "upped our
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I'll be hitting the road to do a few training programs over the next couple of months.   Here's where you can find me: July 27-Chapel Hill, NC:  North Carolina
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The latest issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  This issue offers suggestions for how workforce developers could do more to support local entrepreneurs and promote economic
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I keep waiting for the big data revolution to hit us in the world of economic development.   While the wait continues, I’ve recently been seeing some cool and intriguing uses
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