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The Five Megacities Where Business Startups Have Boomed

/   Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal

New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas are home to half of new business startups—and Americans are increasingly unwilling to move to such hotspots for the jobs they are spawning. Those are among the findings of a new report by the Economic Innovation Group that points to how the geographically uneven economic recovery helped…

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L.A. Region Leads Nation in Business Startups

/   Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles-Orange County region leads the nation in business startups, according to a report released Wednesday from the Economic Innovation Group. Between 2010 and 2014, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area generated an annual average of 21,870 business startups, by far the largest number of any metropolitan region in the nation, according to the…

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Innovation is Needed to Drive New Business Growth, Especially in the Industrial Heartland

/   Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, Alliance for American Manufacturing

Dynamism is in retreat. That’s the conclusion of a new report released on Wednesday by our friends at the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) that looks at the creation of new business in America. What EIG discovered is that the rate of new business formation has fallen by half since the late 1970s, and suffered a…

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Economic stagnation is plaguing the U.S.

/   Alayna Treene, Axios

The U.S. is creating fewer new companies than at any time in the past 40 years, and most of those that are being created are in just 5 big urban areas, leading to economic stagnation in smaller communities around the country. The Economic Innovation Group has a new study looking at the lingering effects of…

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eBay Main Street Publishes Report on Entrepreneurship

/   Staff, Ecommerce Bytes

The eBay Public Policy Lab released a new report – Platform-Enabled Small Businesses and the Geography of Recovery – as part of their ongoing research into the trade and commercial activity of enterprises that use the online commerce platform. The eBay research builds upon a 2016 report published by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) that…

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