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Google’s new employee perk: paid sabbaticals to work for nonprofits

Google.org Fellowships is a program that allows its own employees to embed for up to six months at nonprofits with special projects that need the help of experts in computer engineering, data analysis, and artificial...

When Should a City Hire a Chief Innovation Officer?

The prevalence of chief innovation officers in city halls — as well as within state houses and at the county level — has certainly risen of late, with the position being basically unheard of just...

Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less

The reality is that we desperately need to pick up the pace of immigration to maintain our work force and economic health.

U.S. tech startups face new government controls to limit the sharing of critical technologies with foreign individuals in 2019

As the requirements begin to take hold, VCs and tech companies, particularly startups, must be aware of compliance protocols.

Is a Coworking Space Right for Your Small Business?

If you’re ready to scale up, could a trendy coworking space be the answer for your growing business?

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word ‘meat’

Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year to prevent companies that package and sell food from advertising plant-based, insect-based and lab-grown products as meat. Similar measures are pending in Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

Is Airbnb Killing the Rural Rental Market?

The boom in short-term rentals could have some long-term consequences in the rural housing market.

Report looks at how Airbnb-style rentals affect Montana’s affordable housing problem

Short-term rentals can cause problems in communities, including increased home prices, a reduction in workforce and affordable housing and changes in neighborhood complexion.

41% of U.S. Land Is Used For Livestock Production

There are two things that bother me the most about this report. Using the largest portion of US land for livestock production is not only a waste of resources, it is wreaking havoc on the...

‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way—can the rest of the world keep up?

Early-adopting “lighthouse” factories are implementing advanced manufacturing and AI-driven technology, at scale, and seeing significant gains.

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