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We've just produced a new issue of our regular e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights,. This issue offers suggestions for community talent attraction strategies as the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic weaken. 
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I’ve developed something of a tongue-in-cheek “formula” for what communities should consider doing to help spur recovery after the pandemic:  T + I + E + BRE = R.   Communities
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Our shambolic response to COVID-19 presents us with many bitter and painful lessons.  One set relates to scenario planning.   We’re obviously not very good at it, and, when we actually
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On Tuesday, I led a National Association of Development Organizations webinar on the topic of "The Long and Winding Road to Economic Recovery."  A recording of that session, and copy
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I remain convinced that our post-COVID world will place a heavier emphasis on local ownership and local connections.   I’m excited about these prospects, but also realistically concerned about how we’ll
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I’ve had the pleasure of working for many years on economic resilience and recovery projects with my colleagues at the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO).   This work has dealt
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We’ve learned a lot of lessons—most of them painful—during the current COVID-19 crisis.  In the policy-making world, we’re certainly learning that we need to do a better job in developing,
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An interesting new on-line data set from Go Daddy takes a look at internet use by rural residents and rural entrepreneurs.  Researchers are digging into this data and producing some
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I’ve been trying to keep my pandemic era reading on the lighter side, but I couldn’t help myself and I picked up Midwest Futures after seeing it plugged in a
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