We spend much of our consulting work focused on helping communities diversify after they've faced some economic shock, such as loss of a major industry (coal or manufacturing), a natural
There’s been plenty of interesting research and news stories on the gig economy and related topics n recent weeks.  Instead of sharing the latest debates over Uber of AirBnB, let
America's rural regions often have a tough time developing home grown talent.  Because these places are smaller with a smaller absolute number of employers, they often lack the diverse array
Yesterday, I participated in a fascinating workshop from the folks at the Innovation Growth Lab.  If you don't know this group, you should get acquainted.  They are UK-based and affiliated
Thanks  to a family home in the area, I get to spend a good amount of time in Bucksport. Maine.  Bucksport is small Midcoast Maine town of nearly 5,000 people.
As regular readers of this blog know, I've been involved for several years on a major project to provide technical assistance to America's coal-reliant communities as they seek to retrain
The US Congress is not a very popular institution, and the list of its neglected policy work is pretty long.   As a program evaluator, I've been disappointed in the longstanding
The latest version of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.  This issue looks at the question of how best to revitalize the economies of our smaller legacy cities. 
Time to Get Serious About Small Cities Donald Trump’s election last year has triggered something of a boom in reporting on what’s happening in rural America.   For the first time
Economic developers are rightly excited about the prospects of restoring America’s manufacturing prowess.  These industries provide good jobs, good careers, and good spin-off business opportunities throughout the supply chain.  They