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‘Union Market Talks’ Event Brings Together City And Business Leaders, Renowned Journalists And Celebrated Author To Explore Inclusive Prosperity And ‘The New Urban Crisis’

/   PR Newswire, Yahoo Finance

EDENS, a leading national retail real estate developer, hosted Union Market Talks last week at Union Market’s Dock 5 with Richard Florida to celebrate the launch of his new book, The New Urban Crisis. EDENS partnered with the Urban Land Institute, the Economic Innovation Group and CityLab to bring together nearly four hundred D.C. thought leaders and community advocates. “Discussing inclusive prosperity in…

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Don Cunningham: Federal economic growth policy is a Rubik’s Cube

/   Don Cunningham, The Morning Call

As I returned last week from two days of discussions and speeches in Washington, D.C., with economists, economic development leaders and members of the Trump administration, my thoughts turned to the Rubik’s Cube. Remember the Rubik’s Cube? It was equal parts entertaining, confusing, challenging, frustrating, and usually unfinished. Once a year the International Economic Development…

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How to Create Jobs Across America: Investing in Opportunity

/   Ross Baird, Virginia Review of Politics

Every great American company was once a startup. Under Armour launched in a basement in DC; Nike grew up on a running track in Oregon; Microsoft started in a garage in Albuquerque, and Dell kicked off from a dorm room in Texas. Three hundred thousand people work for those four companies — and none of those jobs…

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Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind

/   Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times

The devastating recession that began at the end of 2007 and officially ended in June 2009 was the most severe downturn since World War II. The political, social and even medical consequences of this recession have been duly noted, but even so the depths of its effects are only now becoming clear. One we’re still…

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From dreamer to doer, how digital learning boosts the entrepreneurial mindset

/   Anant Agarwal, The Huffington Post

Because of the Mark Zuckerberg and Drew Houston archetypes we’ve all come to know and admire, millennials are often thought of as the generation of entrepreneurs. But, you’d be surprised to hear that millennials as a whole are, in fact, more risk-averse than previous generations. The Kauffman Foundation’s latest study of entrepreneurship found that the…

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Maloney Recognizes Bipartisan Agreement at JEC Hearing on Economic Opportunity

/   Staff, Queens Gazette

Following a Joint Economic Committee Hearing examining “The Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States,” Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manh.) House Ranking Member on the committee, released the following statement: “Today’s hearing made it clear that despite all the division and rancor that sometimes seems to paralyze us here in Washington, there is…

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