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
Connecting Workforce & Business Development for Rural Entrepreneurs If I had a trademark on the phrase “workforce development is economic development,” I’d likely be a wealthy person.  But, like many
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
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
If you follow the current policy debates, it’s been pretty tough to feel very optimistic about the future state of the US economy.    Inequality is rising, robots are going to
A new assessment of the US's independent workforce--The State of Independence in America 2017 from MBO Partners--was released this week.  This is a very useful annual survey that is worth a
The data on the benefits of employee-owned companies is very compelling.  For example, a recent Rutgers University study found that employee-owned firms have higher productivity rates and generally outperform similar
Thanks to the excellent website and newsfeed, The Daily Yonder, I recently got acquainted with an equally excellent research paper, "The Economic Status of Rural America in the Trump Era,"
Starting next week, I've got several upcoming speaking engagements, including: May 10:  Southwest Virginia Economic Forum (Wise VA) June 15: NERETA Job Creation Summit (Scranton, PA) June 19-20:  Association of
I’ll confess to a little fatigue with various shorthand business pitches for companies such “Uber for XXX” or “Amazon for YY.”  (My personal favorite, “Fitbit for Cows,” is an actual