Agriculture: The Next Big Thing? Given its eons-long role in the rise of human civilization, it’s pretty tough to speak of agriculture as “the next big thing.”  But, there is
November is upon us and you may be starting on your plans for Thanksgiving.  But, don’t forget another “big” holiday in between:  Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 will be celebrated from
For the last two years, EntreWorks Consulting has led a major Appalachian Regional Commission-sponsored research project entitled Documenting and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia.  With our colleagues at the Center
October is shaping up to be another busy month on the road. Here’s some of my upcoming speaking gigs.  Hope to see you on the road. October 2-Atlanta:  International Economic
There aren’t a lot of books that discuss the daily life and work of economic developers, so I’m always on the lookout for new ones that offer some insights and
In my quest to get a better understanding of the new federal Opportunity Zones program, I’ve been attending an excellent forum sponsored by the Council of Development Finance Agencies.   As
As the long hot summer winds down, my work and travel schedule pick up.  I've got lots of speaking engagements planned for the fall.  In September, you can find me
Opportunity Zones were one of the big, and underreported, legislative achievements of this Congressional session.  Part of the late 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the proposal provides generous capital
Last week, the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC) released a new study that assesses the impact of military installations on Pennsylvania's statewide economy and in regions that host these facilities. 
On my recent travels around the US, talent and workforce development is clearly the No. 1 issue regardless of location.   In urban, rural,and suburban locales, employers are facing big challenges