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Gov. Hogan wants a plan to grow Maryland startups in these two fields:


Excel Maryland, which includes a roster from Maryland's tech community, is looking to deliver "a blueprint to strengthen our innovation economy," Hogan said. By Stephen Babcock / reporter Full ...


Silicon Valley: A Peek Behind the Veil of Young Entrepreneurs:


Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe peels back the mystique of Silicon Valley, where hordes of young entrepreneurs are hoping to strike it rich while changing the world, in her new book Valley ...


Switzerland proves that everything we thought we knew about innovation and VC is wrong:


For the sixth consecutive year, Switzerland has topped the Global Innovation Index as the world's most innovative economy. The small alpine country also has a firm grasp on its crown as the world's most ...


Israel soon to announce Innovation Visa program hosts:




Behind China's $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order:


Along the jungle-covered mountains of Laos, squads of Chinese engineers are drilling hundreds of tunnels and bridges to support a 260-mile railway, a $6 billion project that will eventually connect eight ...


One of America's Most Startup-Friendly Cities Is in Tennessee:


Eight years ago, you couldn't find a person who was working on a startup in Chattanooga, Tenn. Today, this Southeastern city has quietly developed a bustling tech scene. Polina Marinova Full Story: ...


Innovate Mississippi Launches "Code Mississippi" Statewide:


Innovate Mississippi announces the launch of the new Code Mississippi program http://www.codems.net, a strategic initiative that was created to help organize coding resources and bring coding leaders ...


Steve Case on Tennessee's Emerging Startup Ecosystem - "Rise of the Rest":


Steve Case is co-founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution, LLC, a DC-based investment firm that supports entrepreneurs outside the coasts. Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" https://www.riseofrest.com/u/RiseOfTheRest/ ...


How Iowa Became A New Hub For Innovation In Tech & Renewables:




Newsletter - The Center for Economic Development at CSU, Chico :


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New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it.:


Education funding in New Mexico is in trouble. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed higher education funding. All of it -- and the legislature cannot override her veto. By Valerie Strauss Full ...


As New Zealand Courts Tech Talent, Isolation Becomes a Draw:


In the South Pacific, software no longer needs a hard sell. New Zealand has long wanted to be a tech hub, but distance was an issue. Now, at a moment of political upheaval around the globe, that isolation ...


Vacant Homes Are A Global Epidemic, And Paris Is Fighting It With A 60% Tax:


Runaway real estate speculation has been filling global capitals with vacant homes, creating artificial shortages in the world’s most sought after cities. The “shortage” has made local home owners wealthy ...


Confidence in Bay Area's economy slipping, new poll finds:


Confidence in the Bay Area's economy has eroded as many residents worry that exorbitant housing costs could help usher in a significant downturn, a new Bay Area Council poll revealed Saturday. Just ...


Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving cars:


As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless ...


Iceland becomes the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay:


Iceland will be the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality, the Nordic nation's government said Wednesday -- ...


North Vancouver Skips Past 'Secondary Suites,' Allows a Third 'Coach House' on Every Lot:


While some cities debate secondary units and parking controversies, the city of North Vancouver is allowing three units on every single-family lot in the city--parking requirements not included. "The ...


Cool cities are hot cities when it comes to company and job creation.:




What Other Countries Can Learn From Iceland's Tourism Boom:


Less than ten years after its worst economic crash ever, Iceland's tourism is now booming. So just how did it turn around? BY JULES SUZDALTSEV Video: http://www.seeker.com/what-other-countries-can-learn-from-icelands-tourism-boom-2278061597.html *** 2017 ...


Leading a Small Business Revolution: Red Wing, MN is a Top Five Finalist:


Red Wing, MN has been working diligently to share their small business business growth vision. This vision recently earned Red Wing a top-five finalist position with the Deluxe Small Business Revolution ...


State of the States 2017: The Future is Automation:


STEM education, broadband access and cybersecurity take center stage as governors deliver their broadest policy speech of the year. Education always takes center stage during state of the state speeches, ...


Inova launches investment fund to find personalize medicine innovators:


"We want to create an environment that makes health sciences a new destination, a new economic engine for the region," said Peter Jobse, who was named managing partner of the new venture. The incubator ...


California unveils new laws aimed at dealing with housing shortage:


Local and state officials on Friday highlighted a set of new laws aimed at helping ease California's affordable housing crisis, including legislation that will allow owners of single-family homes to convert ...


It's time for Californian independence.:


California is a Nation, not just a State. We have a unique identity, values, and culture. Our population is larger than Canada, our industries export the future, and with the 5th largest economy ...


How an economic developer is bringing factory jobs back to Mississippi:


Nearly a million manufacturing jobs have been created since the Great Recession. About 350,000 are unfilled because factories can't find properly trained American workers. The new plants demand more brainpower ...


7 Interesting Facts That Prove That the Netherlands Is the Country of the Future:


The Netherlands has always been famous for its ambitious projects that amaze and impress people all around the world. We at Bright Side think that every country should follow the example of the Netherlands ...


In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself:


The decline of the mining industry started long before the Obama administration and will likely continue even with Trump in the White House. That's why local leaders are starting to diversify their ...


Austin Will Use Virtual Reality to Attract Foreign Direct Investment:


Through the use of virtual reality, the city of Austin is turning to the thriving local video game industry to help attract overseas investors and billions of dollars in new economic development money. The ...


The San Francisco Bay Area Voted for a Sustainable, Inclusive Future:


We can't simply rely on the federal government to solve the San Francisco Bay Area's challenges. Time and time again, we have turned to local do-it-yourself solutions. This year, voters rolled up ...


'We Almost Have Riots': Tensions Flare in Silicon Valley Over Growth:


Silicon Valley is bent on disrupting the world. Its products affect how millions upon millions of people live and work. But when it comes to the physical space that many technologists call home, there ...

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