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A Place to Call Home: Small Towns That Welcome All

In places like New Hope, Pennsylvania, or Eureka Springs, Arkansas, thriving LGBTQ+ communities help shape small town life from economy and culture to education.  

‘Place and Prosperity – How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate’ – Marrying Urban Identity and Economic Prosperity

For Fulton, “A fully realized city needs to contain all the benefits of an integrated urban existence: close proximity of its citizens to the fulfilment of their ordinary human needs, the ability to walk and bike everywhere, an efficient transit system and a rich tapestry of everyday urban life.”

If You’re a Startup Founder, Watch Out for This ‘Harsh Term’ From Investors

Some venture capitalists are changing term sheets to give themselves more favorable positions.

Facing Labor Shortages, Pella Reinvents the Company Town in Rural Iowa – What is Missing In Your Community to Attract Talent?

“If you’ve got a dual-career household, of your top 10 priorities, the first five are child care,” says Mr. Kreifels. “I vividly remember saying to my now-manager, ‘It’s just too much, I don’t think we can do it.’”

To Retain Nurses and Other Staffers, Hospitals Are Opening Child Care Centers

Nationally, only about 1 in 10 workers have access to employer programs that cover some or all of the costs for child care services — either on the job site or off — according to a report published last year by the U.S. Department of Labor. The health sector seems to be doing more: About one-third of U.S. hospitals offer child care benefits.

John Oliver takes a troubling look at the state of mental health care in the U.S. – New Montana study highlights first-hand experiences with mental health and addiction services

“If we want to be a society that truly respects and values mental health, we have to respect and value mental health care.”

Mad about inflation? Blame your local officials.

Biden gets the blowback. But bad local decisions have helped drive prices of housing, energy, and everything else higher.

Adam Grant to Entrepreneurs: It’s Time To Rethink ‘Best Practices’

Best practices may be ingrained in your organization, but they may also be limiting your company’s potential.

Beer Wars! – Washington brewers sue Oregon over beer distribution

Three Washington breweries have filed a lawsuit seeking to allow easier, more affordable distribution of Washington beer into Oregon. The suit also challenges Oregon’s restrictions that don’t allow Washington brewers to ship beer directly to Oregon residents.

Venture Capital Funds Keep Raising Huge Funding, Even As Venture Funding Slows

While venture capitalists may be pulling back on funding to startups, many seem to be redoubling their efforts when it comes to raising more dry powder—at least for now.