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Local Innovation

Federal Support for Local Innovation

Forward Cities | Posted 04.21.2017 | Impact
Forward Cities

As cities look to build their local entrepreneurial ecosystems and entrepreneurs strive to build their businesses, it is often difficult to identify relevant federal funding opportunities to advance the work. But there are ample opportunities out there if you just know where to look.

Infusing Support Behind Place-based Innovation Initiatives

Forward Cities | Posted 04.22.2017 | Impact
Forward Cities

Place-based innovation has become a national buzzword in recent years, but the federal government has had an agency devoted to it for half a century.

Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.