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Innovation hubs are a hot topic today, and they’re getting a lot of attention from the military which is investing in programs like the Defense Innovation Unit (DIUx) and various
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I live in Virginia, and, like many US states, we’ve often got some tensions between the urban and rural parts of the Commonwealth.  Theses differences often get the most media
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Next Tuesday (February 15th), I’m very much looking forward to joining the National Association of Counties at their annual legislative conference in Washington DC.  I’ll be on a panel (from
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When they are not discussing Prime Minister Johnson’s drinking parties, policymakers in the UK have been actively engaged in an interesting set of debates about “levelling up,” the British term
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If we are serious about responding to climate change, we need to also embrace just transition policies that offer critical support to workers, families, businesses, and communities who lose jobs
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Last year, I started using an excellent new data tool from GoDaddy and Venture Forward, which tracks US microbusinesses based on domain registrations with GoDaddy.  The Venture Forward data offers
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As our economies transition away from the use of fossil fuels, we know that we’re all in for a bit of an adjustment.  But these adjustment pressures wont’ be evenly
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Hydraulic fracking has been a common practice for 15-20 years, and along the way, it has transformed places like North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas’ Permian Basin.   But we’re only now
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For many rural regions, brain drain is a persistent talent development challenge.  Rural schools develop talented young people who often opt for careers in more urban settings.  The pandemic appears
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