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Colorado’s unemployment drop came despite weaker than expected hiring, confounding economists

/   Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post

A robust labor market and an inflow of newcomers are providing Colorado with one of the most dynamic economies in the country, according to the Economic Innovation Group’s Index of State Dynamism. … By: Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post Read the full article here.

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How Millennials Can Start a Business When They Have Personal Debt

/   Rebecca Lake, Fundera Ledger

If you’re a millennial who dreams of owning your own business, you’re not alone. According to a joint survey from EY and the Economic Innovation Group, 62% of young adults have considered starting their own business. The biggest obstacle standing in their way? For 42% of them, it’s a lack of financial means. … By: Rebecca…

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Central Florida 100: Cockamamie contempt for pot clinics vs. the will of Florida voters

/   Tom Dyer, Orlando Sentinel

The stock market is soaring, but America’s recovery from the Great Recession remains uneven. One big reason is that recent start-up activity has been concentrated in a few specific areas, including Central Florida. Analysis by the Economic Innovation Group found that since 2010, more than half of new businesses were created in just 20 of…

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San Francisco Fed: Workforce development may help boost business formation

/   Jonathan Dworin, SSTi

In the Economic Innovation Group’s Index of State Dynamism, top performing states like Nevada, Utah, Florida, Colorado, and Texas all have fast growing populations. In these states, because the rate of business formation and availability of labor is seemingly higher, the dual-effect of more customers and more potential entrepreneurs could be playing a role. ……

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America’s lopsided economy: Tech job edition

/   James Pethokoukis, AEI

So even taking a more expansive view of what constitutes a “tech hub,” there’ s a whole lot of territory and population nowhere near any of them. It’s a map that immediately reminded me of a similar one from the Economic Innovation Group showing the lopsided nature of the current economic recovery in terms of…

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