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Cleveland Start-Up Seeing Green

Economic and Community Development Institute | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Economic and Community Development Institute

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Nothing exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurs like a community cooperative project designed to employ more than 25 employee-owners within the first year. This is just what one Cleveland, Ohio based company has undertaken

The Era of Giant Chain Stores Is Over -- And They've Ruined America

James Howard Kunstler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Small Business
James Howard Kunstler

The unintended consequence of the giant chain stores' victories was the total destruction of local economic networks, that is, Main Streets and downtowns, in effect destroying many of their own livelihoods. We can get that all back, but it won't be a bargain.

Maryland: Leading the Way in Cyber

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.

Your Start-Up Life with the Woman Who Remade New York

Rana Florida | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Your Start-Up Life is a business advice column by Rana Florida, Author of Upgrade (McGraw-Hill, September 2013) and CEO of the Creative Class Group. ...

Finding Common Ground: A Plea to Black America

Ryan Mack | Posted 04.15.2013 | Black Voices
Ryan Mack

While we don't always agree, I continue to respect his work as well as the work of Mr. Tavis Smiley. Does the fact that I do not agree with him mean that I must now demonize his efforts?

The Secret to Building Strong Urban Businesses

Interise | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBy combining resilience and entrepreneurship, even the most disadvantaged communities in the United States can lift themselves out of poverty and distress.

Organizing for a New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe Alliance to Develop Power has created an innovative model for transformation based on the idea that a sustainable economy works when people have power over decisions that affect their lives.

Myanmar: Cautionary Tales for a Country on the Move

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen P. Groff

After decades of isolation, Myanmar has an extraordinary amount of work to do on every imaginable front. Can a nation once intentionally isolated from the world be rebuilt from the outside in?

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Interise | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe difference between e200 and other private sector offerings that I attended is that the course was REAL WORLD and not just classes where you learn terms to take a test and then forget.

Why Do the Poor Complain So Little?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Do better-informed poor people demand better government? The evidence is mixed. New research shows widely different results across countries and across services.

Opportunity in the Middle East?

David Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
David Weiss

At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.

Company Thrives on Empowering Employees

Interise | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Interise

Humtown has only begin to scratch the surface of the possibilities, but knows that success lies in drilling the most valuable asset of any company -- the employee.

Entrepreneurs Live the American Dream Every Day

Interise | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhere some may see a difference, I see a perspective, an opportunity to learn. Where others may give up because of a lack of resources, I see motivation. Why?

Stimulating New York's Economy

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Figliola

For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

John Celock

Gov. Remains 'Really Excited' About Culture-Change Push

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Halfway through his term as chairman of the National Governors Association, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) remains "really excited" about...

John Celock

States Ask Feds To End 'Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling for an end to "uncertainty" from the federal government, along with greater flexibility for state governments, the leaders of th...

John Celock

Dem: Christie Is 'Still Tone Deaf'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) only Democratic challenger said that his State of the State address Tuesday showed that the governor was "still...

Is the Family Doomed?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

The brave new world of post-familism is a fascinating problem for social scientists, including evolutionary scholars like me. Will we diverge forever into Aldous Huxley's "brave new world" of unrelated individuals where families are disreputable, or will we cling to marriage and the family?

The Rise of Africa

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

While many parts of the world have been struggling with flat or flagging economic growth, Africa looks set to carry on growing at a fair clip.

Why Art Is Important To The Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 02.13.2013 | TED Weekends
John M. Eger

People need to live and work and play in a community that itself is creative, that nurtures creativity, and gets us to think differently.

John Celock

Governor Accused Of $1.4 Million Pat On Back

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is being criticized by a potential 2014 opponent for a new $1.4 million ad campaign touting the state's economic development...

Is There a New Consensus on Development Policy?

Raj Nallari | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Raj Nallari

The resounding success of this event led us to believe that Korea should continue to take the lead in organizing global and regional events as a series on Frontiers in Development Policy under the Korea Knowledge Sharing Program.

TechTown at the Fringes

Jason Lorimer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

The TechTown neighborhood is a terrific Detroit asset, and it can be so much more. TechTown is a business incubator, and in order for it to thrive, we must focus on creating an environment where the area can grow organically out of existing assets.

Vibrancy in an Unknown Place

Susan R. Hatten | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Susan R. Hatten

Of those surveyed initially who did find an attraction to our Greater Des Moines community, the words vibe and artful energy, kept appearing.

Legalizing Immigrants Can Help Reduce Poverty

Andrew Wainer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Wainer

Some people oppose widespread legalization because they fear that it will hurt U.S. workers and the economy. However, most research indicates that immigration -- both legal and illegal -- benefits the economy and global development.