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When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources
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With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

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High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
October 28, 2013 in Business Management

At CGI America, a 'Shark Tank' for Entrepreneur Development

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The high-growth entrepreneurship working group pitched ideas 'Shark Tank' style about new ways to create healthy ecosystems that foster the growth of start-ups.
July 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
Clinton Global Initiative Aims to Boost U.S. Economy Through Entrepreneurship

Clinton Global Initiative Aims to Boost U.S. Economy Through Entrepreneurship

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The two-day event, featuring Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, seeks to promote high-growth entrepreneurship and small-business development.
June 13, 2013 in Leadership

Obama Offers $200 Million Prize to Build 3 Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

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The White House announced today that it will expand on its program to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S., an effort to drive global competitiveness.
May 9, 2013 in Inventing
Photos: A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

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The Small Business Administration chose these 10 "clusters" or business networks as part of a 2010 pilot program to aid small businesses. We take a look at results to date.
January 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
December 28, 2012 in Business Management
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
December 17, 2012 in Innovation
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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SBA invests $1.2 million in aviation companies in the state best known for making cars.
December 7, 2012 in Business Management
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

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The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
December 5, 2012 in Management & Operations
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

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SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
November 21, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)

Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)

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The Republican challenger delivered an important message for economic development at the Clinton Global Initiative. U.S. foreign aid, he said, should be linked to efforts to promote free enterprise in the developing world.
October 2, 2012 in Financing
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

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When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
May 23, 2012 in Management & Operations
A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

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An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions
January 24, 2012 in Financing
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

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To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.
November 16, 2011 in Leadership
Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

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Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
October 25, 2011 in Location
A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.

A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.

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Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way.
October 25, 2011 in Going Green

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