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Manufacturing’s Real But Patchwork Rebound

By: Kenan Fikri and August Benzow Download the Full Report Here Key Findings Manufacturing job growth accelerated at the national level and in every region over the first two years of the Trump administration. The annualized rate of job growth rose to 1.9% at the national level as the sector added 465,200 jobs between December…

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From Managing Decline to Building the Future: Could a Heartland Visa Help Struggling Regions?

/   By Adam Ozimek of Moody’s Analytics with Kenan Fikri and John Lettieri of EIG,

By Adam Ozimek of Moody’s Analytics with Kenan Fikri and John Lettieri of EIG

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SCSBE on Small Business and the American Worker

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The Use, Abuse, and Enforceability of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements

By Evan Starr, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Policymakers from across the political spectrum have zeroed in on non-competes and no-poach agreements as contributors to the steady decline of the United States’ storied economic dynamism. Economists have documented that these rapidly-spreading provisions deter entrepreneurship, prevent workers from earning what…

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2016 was best year for business formation since the recession, but hold the fireworks

First, the good news The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2016 Business Dynamics Statistics, providing the authoritative latest figures on startup activity across all sectors of the U.S. economy. It came bearing modest good news: 2016 was the best year for U.S. business formation since the financial crisis. In total 433,000 new firms launched…

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