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How America’s corporate giants are hurting the economy

/   John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review

“The entrepreneurial and restless energy that once defined the United States seems to be evaporating as the economy grows more static, top heavy and concentrated,” says a report by the Economic Innovation Group. … By: John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review Read the full article here.

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5 way to encourage kids to be entrepreneurs

/   Nellie Akalp, Mashable

That’s what Economic Innovation Group co-founder John Lettieri told the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship last year. A 2016 survey found that while millennials admire startup founders and self-employment, they’re wary of starting businesses in a touch economic climate and saddled with financial challenges (like high levels of student debt). … By:…

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Why Jersey City Missed Out On Being the Big Apple

/   Marc J. Dunkelman, The Daily Beast

As one economist [John Lettieri] testified last year before the Senate Small Business Committee: “Millennials are on track to be the least entrepreneurial generation in recent history.” … By: Marc J. Dunkelman, The Daily Beast Read the full article here.

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Tacoma’s fits-and-starts recovery takes another blow.

/   Jon Talton, The Seattle Times

For example, according to the Economic Innovation Group’s Distressed Communities Index, 12.3 percent of Pierce County’s population lives in distressed ZIP codes. It might be unfair to compare that against the 1.7 percent in King County. But it’s also worse than the state’s overall 8 percent. … By: Jon Talton, The Seattle Times Read the…

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A. Scott Anderson: An ingenious way to bolster investment in at-risk communities

/   A. Scott Anderson, Deseret News

This disturbing trend is revealed in a new report, “Dynamism in Retreat,” by the Economic Innovation Group in Washington, D.C. It describes the scarcity of startup companies in the United States, particularly in 80 percent of the metro areas that were hardest hit by the Great Recession. … By: A. Scott Anderson, Deseret News Read…

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