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Oregon Focuses Internally for Economic Development

Oregon Focuses Internally for Economic Development

A recent article in the Oregonian reported that Oregon’s new economic development chief has announced that the State will concentrate on growing its own companies, and will put much less emphasis on the traditional approach based on attracting firms from outside: Oregon’s current tech renaissance has been fueled in great measure by outposts from big […]

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Maybe the US ISN’T Losing its Entrepreneurial Mojo, After All

Maybe the US ISN’T Losing its Entrepreneurial Mojo, After All

In our previous post, we discussed a study suggesting there was a decline in entrepreneurial activity in recent years in the US.  You may remember that blogger Kevin Drum had some doubts about the study.  Well, he followed it up with a little checking and now makes the case that the situation hasn’t changed at […]

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The US is Losing its Enterpreneurial Mojo

The US is Losing its Enterpreneurial Mojo

That’s the implication of a new study by Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan published by the Brookings Institution.  According to the authors, the outlook isn’t brilliant, to say the least:  Overall, the message here is clear. Business dynamism and entrepreneurship are experiencing a troubling secular decline in the United States. Existing research and a cursory […]

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“Chilecon Valley” & the Rise of Latin American Entrepreneurs

“Chilecon Valley” & the Rise of Latin American Entrepreneurs

The Economist has a piece about the rapid growth of entrepreneurial culture in Latin America, particularly in Chile.  The one unsettling aspect of this development–many of the start-up companies are being imported from the United States: “Start-Up Chile” is the brainchild of Nicolas Shea, a Chilean businessman who had a brief stint in government. The […]

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