Economic Development

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The Good Economy

<i>The Good Economy</i>, an e-book jointly published by the Kauffman Foundation and the Roosevelt Institute, asks how the new economy could evolve over the …

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

$content.markerWrapper.value<p>Freelancers say ’bye TO 9-to-5 life in cubicle<p>Working 9-to-5 becoming less popular way to make living<p>Associated …

Ohio

The Business Journals

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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 …

Parenting

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. …

Sociology

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 …

Economics

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 …

Cities

The Robot Invasion

If you want a sense of where the nation’s job market is headed, a good place to stand is inside the half-mile-long Skechers warehouse in Moreno …

Liberal POV

American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

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> …

Manufacturing

Big-city wages, small-town prices: Use rural cost of living as a low-overhead advantage - Owner Media

“‘Big-city wages, small-town prices’ is a damn fine business model,” Hugh MacLeod said.<p>Hugh should know. You may know him better as Gaping Void, …

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 …

Innovation

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

The city is one of the only places on Earth with internet as fast as 1 gigabit per second – about 50 times faster than the US average. Despite Big Cable’s attempt to block the Gig’s expansion plans, money keeps flowing into Chattanooga<p>US telecoms giants call on FCC to block Gig<p>Loveman’s department …

Net Neutrality

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 …

Sociology

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> …

Education

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 …

Ray Kurzweil