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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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State Seeks Startups

/   Liam Malaire, Leader-Telegram

Wisconsin, not to mention other parts of the nation, is in need of startups. Washington, D.C.-based Economic Innovation Group released a study this week that found the number of businesses closing in Wisconsin is higher than the number of businesses being created. It analyzed U.S. Census figures to find that the state ran this deficit…

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Of Incumbency And Profits

/   Lawrence Hamtil, Fortune Financial

Since the 1940s, corporate profits have shown a tendency to mean-revert, meaning that, as a percentage of gross domestic product (or GDP), they have tended to bounce around an average of 6-6.5%. However, over recent years, that percentage has stayed well above the historical mean, averaging 9.6% since 2010: … By: Lawrence Hamtil, Fortune Financial Read…

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Most Millennials Are Hard To Manage, Are You One Of Them?

/   Andrew Medal, Forbes

Do you hate your job? Have a stormy relationship with your manager and feel locked into a 9-6 workday? If so, you may not only be one of those stereotypical “hard to manage” millennials but there could be an entrepreneur fighting for freedom within you, if you’d only let her shine. … By: Andrew Medal, Fortune…

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