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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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Of Incumbency And Profits

/   Lawrence Hamtil, Value Walk

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: Corporate Profits There has been no…

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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Winter 2017

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. Entrepreneurship scholars ended 2016 and ushered in 2017 with a flurry of great research and commentary. Unsurprisingly, given the excitement of the election, some of the best scholarship focused on the big picture question of how and why the U.S. economy has grown less dynamic over…

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