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Weathersbee: Inclusion goal is only fair after tax breaks.

/   Tonyaa Weathersbee, The Commercial Appeal

Fair because the taxes that are being lost could be used to bolster the schools and other services in the distressed, predominantly African-American communities that many of those construction workers will likely come from. “That’s the problem for a very revenue constrained place like Memphis,” Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, told me….

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Using Equity Crowdfunding to Launch Small Businesses

/   Davis Jones, Eazl Blog

Despite all the hype about startups and disruption, entrepreneurship is actually on the DECLINE. Here’s how we can fix that. The Problem: Entrepreneurship is on the decline. See the non-partisan Economic Innovation Group’s report with some dramatic statistics on the subject. The Funding Gap: On a recent fundraising trip to Silicon Valley, Eazl’s founders realized…

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John Lettieri from the Economic Innovation Group

/   Shannon Scott, The Ross Kaminsky Show

Each weekday morning from 5AM to 10AM, Ross brings a fresh perspective to the news, politics, culture and everyday life. For Ross, it’s all about great ideas, freedom, and fun…and not about labels, about “us versus them,” or about assuming that a disagreement means someone has bad intentions. Economic Innovation Group’s John Lettieri joins Ross…

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Solution to revitalize Ohio’s ‘left behind’ communities

/   John Lettieri, The Columbus Dispatch

Survey after survey reveals a large percentage of Americans remain concerned about their economic well-being. Our research shows these anxieties are not misplaced. The U.S. economy has become less dynamic since the Great Recession — more businesses have closed than opened, the rate of new business formation remains near an all-time low, and workers are…

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The big squeeze on Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs

/   David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

After my column on non-compete clauses was published earlier today, I heard back from a two more sources. Steve Glickman is a co-founder of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan policy organization that analyzes data on the connection between innovation and economic growth. Glickman’s take: “Non-competes, which cover roughly 20% of American workers, reduce economic dynamism by…

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