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Scuttlebiz: State, local leaders need to tackle workforce development

/   Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle

Citing the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Innovation Group’s “Distressed Communities Index,” Clark said 53 percent of Georgia counties are economically distressed – nearly three times the national rate. There’s a lot to worry about: mediocre K-12 rankings, rampant obesity and a high school dropout rate that’s through the roof. … By: Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle…

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/   Dan Primack, Axios

Case believes the White House can support such efforts via tax reform, including by supporting the Investing in Opportunity Act (bipartisan co-sponsored by Sens. Booker and Cook). As for the risk of today’s meeting being more about a photo opp for Trump than a consequential exchange of ideas: “My experience having done this for three…

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Are startups the answer to inequality?

/   Patton Dodd, Folo Media

A new study finds that Texas is among the national leaders in “economic dynamism.” That’s a technical term: it means businesses starting and closing, workers changing firms or moving to new opportunities. According to the Economic Innovation Group, a think tank and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., dynamism is a more illuminating measure of economic…

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Why i’m meeting with President Trump

/   Steve Case, Medium

Things like simplifying the crowdfunding rules and giving startups an incentive to reinvest profits they generate in their first five years. And supporting empowerment zone type efforts, things like the Investing in Opportunity Act, to drive capital towards areas most in need of the kinds of jobs that come from innovative businesses. … By: Steve…

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Western dynamism

/   Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon

According to a new study conducted by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan public policy organization, the region is the nation’s most dynamic with nine of the 10 highest-ranking states located west of the Mississippi. … By: Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon Read the full article here.

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