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The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

It’s easy to forget that the 20-something coder is not the only face of entrepreneurship in the United States today. This infographic, originally posted at The Payroll Blog, details how older entrepreneurs have started some of the country’s most well-known and successful companies. Experience, contacts, wealth, and wisdom: All typically increase with age and serve…

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Your Global Entrepreneurship Week Reading List

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and EIG has used the occasion to pull together the latest and greatest readings on the state of entrepreneurship in the United States.  GEW is a global celebration of entrepreneurs and everything they represent—ideas, risk, opportunity, development.  And while the United States remains one of the most entrepreneurial nations on…

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63 Economists Agree: Good Data Means Good Policy

Good data may be the single most vital ingredient to good policy. And yet, with its budget already down more than 10 percent over the past five years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is in danger of further cuts in the FY 2016 budget. In response, a diverse array of economists, led by members…

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EIG explores impact of entrepreneurs on the U.S. economy

This week, EIG joins organizations across the country and throughout the world to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). GEW raises awareness about entrepreneurship and its contributions towards productivity, innovation, and economic growth. For example, in 2013, the country’s 406,350 startups created roughly 2.3 million jobs, accounting for nearly all of the economy’s net job creation. Check out the infographic below for a…

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EIG Releases Interactive Dashboard for the Distressed Communities Index

Today, the Economic Innovation Group is excited to release the beta version of our Distressed Communities Index (DCI) online dashboard — an interactive visualization of economic conditions in zip codes, counties, cities, and states throughout the United States.

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