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For the past few years, Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development has been spearheading a program called Vibrant Virginia, a statewide effort to link Virginia’s higher education institutions in a
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Last year, I was part of a project team supporting the US Small Business Administration to strengthen its programs related to COVID-19 small business response and recovery.  At that time,
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Last January, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers created a Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity.  When the Commissioners accepted their assignments, I doubt that they knew that they would be working
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It sometimes seems like we get a new study on the future of work every day, so I don’t get too excited when I see reports of new look at
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Later this week, I'll be part of a panel discussing how communities in Delaware can best recover and rebuild from the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. The event is
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We've got a new issue of the EntreWorks Insights e-newsletter available. This one takes a look at how we need to rethink local government finance to ensure effective recovery from
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I’ve recently been introduced to a new term (for me at least):  Zoomtowns.  This refers to smaller communities, often also known as gateway communities, that are attracting highly skilled and
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The International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual conference is going virtual next week.  While I won’t see you in Dallas, hopefully we can connect on line.  I’ll be leading a
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Tax incentives for investors serve as one of our primary tools to incentivize investment in startups and in other types of desirable economic development activities.  Examples include tax credits for
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