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Unlike most cities, Charleston has added businesses since the recession

/   Thad Moore, The Post and Courier

Their new company had graduated from a garage to a warehouse, and it had gone from a nights-and-weekends pursuit a full-time endeavor. So last fall, Jim Luby and Drew Wynne decided to quit their jobs. Barista Vending had gone from selling iced coffee at the farmers market to distributing kegs of their cold brew to…

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Fewer startups a reason for worry, but solutions exist in NC

/   Christopher Gergen & Stephen Martin, The News & Observer

There are many indicators of economic health in a state, including job growth, capital investment and new real estate development to name a few. But a recent report from the Economic Innovation Group has analyzed economic dynamism through another lens: the number of new firms born versus the number of new firms that die. Essentially,…

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New Anti-Poverty Legislation Aimed at Private Investors

/   Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review

A bipartisan group of congressmen recently introduced a new bill intended to reinvigorate America’s poorest communities. The Investing in Opportunity Act (IOA) will allow investors to temporarily delay paying capital-gains taxes on their investments if they choose to reinvest the money into “opportunity zones” or distressed communities across the country. The legislation was cosponsored in…

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Report: After Recession, Metro Areas Are Losing Businesses

/   Leah Binkovitz, The Rivard Report

Since the recession, the number of cities losing more businesses than adding new ones has been consistently higher than in the previous three decades. The trend, addressed in a new report from the Economic Innovation Group, highlights how the country’s economy shifted in the wake of the recession and has concentrated its growth in a handful…

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John Stoehr: Don’t focus on jobs; focus on competition

/   John Stoehr, Connecticut Post

According to a new study by the Economic Innovation Group, more businesses die now than are born in most metro areas. Startup growth has clustered around big cities. Four cities combined — Miami, Dallas, Houston and New York — saw more startup growth than the rest of the country between 2010 and 2014. Hartford, Norwich,…

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