Our friends and partners around the economic development world produce some great content. Here's a sampling of recent items worth reading:
The Startup Act
Policy information from the Kauffman Foundation
Last December, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced The Startup Act, a piece of legislation born out of Kauffman Foundation research aimed at jump-starting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses ventures. The broad ranging proposal touches on patent law, taxes, regulation and immigration.
Blog post from Market Street Services
Rural regions have been hit hard, but some are employing sound economic development practices to rally.
Progress Report: Job Growth in U.S. Metros
Employment snapshot from Garner Economics
A majority of U.S. metro regions saw year-over-year job growth in 2011, but only 15% have exceeded pre-recession employment levels. Dig in to the numbers with this report from Garner Economics.
Entrepreneurs' Resource Center
Information collection from the Edward Lowe Foundation
This collection includes hundreds of articles and briefs on topics ranging from managing finance to defining your market. Business solutions gleaned from business owners for business owners - all available for free online.
Oklahoma MSA’s Set For Economic Success
Blog post from Resource Development Group
There is no doubt Oklahoma City has been one of the biggest economic development success stories of the past two decades. The region's recent development history is summed up succinctly in this blog post.