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<b>02/17/17</b> <br>The 8th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address discussed the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States, but also that three …

Working 9-to-5 becoming less popular way to make living

The Business Journals

Durham moms build co-working, childcare space

As Tiffany Frye headed back to work after the birth of her child, she had a particular childcare arrangement in mind: A co-working space that offered …

The Best Job Candidates Don't Always Have College Degrees

Many companies find that skills-based pre-employment tests are better predictors of success on the job.<p>Last month, the U.K. office of the accounting firm Ernst & Young announced that, starting next year, it will no longer require new hires to have a college degree. Candidates for jobs at EY’s U.K. …

Employment

Why Americans are so nostalgic about the manufacturing industry

The fate of American manufacturing is back in the headlines, thanks to the bipartisan slugfest going on over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the …

The $6.5 Billion, 20-Year Plan To Transform An American City

Rochester, Minnesota, is home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic. Will an ambitious new project make it a global medical-tourism destination?<p>One of the world’s best-known hospitals has a problem.<p>The Mayo Clinic is located in the small city of Rochester (pop. 111,000), about a two-hour drive from …

Mayo Clinic

The Robot Invasion

The question that haunted the post-war industrial tech boom of the 1950s is rising again: Have we reached a stage at which technology is destroying …

American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape : NPR

From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work<p><b>Toggle</b> …

Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover country’

There are two prevailing perceptions about innovation and start-ups: first, they are all tech driven, and second, they originate from just a few regions — chief among them, Silicon Valley. I’ve seen firsthand that innovation can happen anywhere, and that it is accelerating in places that typically …

Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem

We are on a mission to make the world a more innovative and prosperous place, one community at a time.<p>We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. We do our part by supporting the grassroots leaders who are at the core of every strong …

5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities'

In the most innovative incubators of urban research, the lessons of Jane Jacobs are more vital than ever.<p>In the past few years, a remarkable body of scientific research has begun to shed new light on the dynamic behavior of cities, carrying important implications for city-makers. Researchers at …

A Skateboard To Bring Back Local Manufacturing In The South Is Made From . . . Bamboo?

Created by designers in Alabama, the skateboard may even be stronger than traditional models.<p>When a group of designers working in the small town of Greensboro, Alabama, decided to help revive local manufacturing, they started with an overlooked resource: stands of roadside bamboo that have grown in …

Chattanooga's Gig: how one city's super-fast internet is driving a tech boom

Loveman’s department store on Market Street in Chattanooga closed its doors in 1993 after almost a century in business, another victim of a nationwide decline in downtowns that hollowed out so many US towns. Now the opulent building is buzzing again, this time with tech entrepreneurs taking …

Smaller Towns as Talent Magnets: The Chance to Make Things Work

"The kind of people who might have gone to NASA in the 1960s, Wall Street in the 1980s, or Silicon Valley in the late 1990s are now, I think, more likely than ever to work in municipal government." So says a well-educated young small-town mayor.<p>As we've spent time in smaller towns that are …

The Rural Student Brain Gain

<b>The common wisdom is that rural America’s “best and brightest” want to leave home. New research shows these students are no more likely to want to</b> …

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future.<p>He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he …