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Luminogenics

February 23, 2010
Luminogenics is an online resource for life sciences entrepreneurs, including a wet lab resource directory listing hundreds of biotech incubators, research parks and associations from around the U.S. and a calendar of related events.
http://www.luminogenics.com/

Intel-Newsweek Global Innovation Survey
Newsweek
February 23, 2010
A survey of 4,800 adults in China, Germany, the UK and the U.S. shows that while many place their faith in innovation to drive economic growth, many doubt whether their countries can lead in innovation -- except in China.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/222979

Build a Stronger America
Kauffman Foundation
February 23, 2010
Kauffman-led forum for entrepreneurs to share their stories and collect information about the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth.
http://www.buildastrongeramerica.com/

A Model for Sustainable ICT Incubators in Sub-Saharan Africa
infoDev and the World Bank Group
February 23, 2010
This study of ICT incubators conducted by infoDev features case studies from Chile, Colombia, Armenia, Jordan and South Africa to show how those programs could be models for sub-Saharan Africa. Also offers recommendations on how to evaluate incubators as potential investment opportunities and how to use incubators to address SME's early-stage financing needs.
http://ifap-is-observatory.ittk.hu/node/343

Community Food Enterprise
BALLE and the Wallace Center
February 23, 2010
Web site based on a report on the performance of 24 CFEs, half in the U.S. and half international includes the full report, plus case studies of the CFEs studied to show how they work and their impact.
http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/

Globalization of Alternative Investments
World Economic Forum
February 23, 2010
This exhaustive examination of the private equity industry's impact on the global economy finds (among other things) that industries with private equity activity grow more rapidly and experience no more volatility in the face of industry cycles than other industries. It also finds that modest levels of direct and indirect government venture capital support can help the performance of young enterprises.
http://www.weforum.org/pdf/FinancialInstitutions/PrivateEquity_VolIII_WorkingPapers.pdf

Measuring the Returns to R&D
National Bureau of Economic Research
February 23, 2010
This study of returns on investments in R&D finds that in general, the private returns to R&D are strongly positive and somewhat higher than those for ordinary capital, while the social returns are even higher.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w15622

Charting a Course for Arizona's Technology-Based Economic Development
Milken Institute
February 23, 2010
This benchmarking study compares Arizona's tech economy against those of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Oregon and finds that while Arizona has the resources to pursue more aggressive tech-based economic development, it needs more skilled and educated workers, better access to capital to fund research, and state leadership's commitment to implementing long-range development strategies.
http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801224&cat=resrep

Ohio Third Frontier Analysis of Performance
Ohio Business Roundtable
February 23, 2010
An independent assessment of Ohio's Third Frontier technology economic development program shows an annual return of 22 percent on the $473 million invested since 2003. Other findings: half of the funds invested have been recouped through tax receipts and should be fully recouped by 2014, and VC investment in Ohio has far outpaced national averages.
http://development.ohio.gov/ohiothirdfrontier/Documents/RecentPublications/ThirdFrontierPerformanceReviewDec82009.pdf

Wealth Creation in Rural Communities
Ford Foundation
February 23, 2010
White papers produced by the Wealth Creation Working Group, which is creating a wealth-creation framework for rural economic development.
http://www.yellowwood.org/wealthcreation.aspx

Think Entrepreneurs! A Call to Action: Integrating Entrepreneurship in the Workforce Investment System
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
February 23, 2010
Results of a yearlong study by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education show that while ETA encourages entrepreneurship as a choice for the unemployed, barriers in state and local systems prevent actual assistance to job seekers to consider creating their own businesses.
http://www.entre-ed.org/_how/ccr/onestop.html

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
February 22, 2010
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke points to weaknesses in the U.S. innovation system.
http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/pcast/100107/default.cfm?id=11933&type=flv&test=0

Assess, Don't Assume
Harvard Business School
February 22, 2010
Drawing on literature in cross-border and cross-cultural negotiation, HBS professor James K. Sebenius develops the first two of four levels of a prescriptive framework for assessing international business relationships.
http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/10-048.pdf

Assess, Don't Assume, Part II
Harvard Business School
February 22, 2010
In the second of two papers on the subject, professor James K. Sebenius completes his examination of factors that influence international business relationships.
http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/10-050.pdf

The State of Entrepreneurship Address
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
February 22, 2010
Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Carl Schramm calls on policymakers to prioritize entrepreneurship and unveils a new Kauffman survey that shows entrepreneurs are optimistic, but struggling.
http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=65341

Private Equity and Industry Performance
Harvard Business School
February 22, 2010
Because of the global financial crisis, government regulators are reconsidering policies toward financial institutions, including private equity funds. HBS professor Josh Lerner and coauthors examine the effect of PE investments on 20 industries in 26 nations between 1991 and 2007, especially the relationship between the presence of PE investments and the growth rates of productivity, employment, and capital formation.
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6348.html

Accounting Considerations for Start-ups (and the Angels Who Invest in Them)
Angel Capital Education Foundation
January 08, 2010
An overview of important accounting considerations for start-ups from a certified public accountant who regularly works with high-technology early-stage firms.
http://www.angelcapitaleducation.org/dir_resources/news_detail.aspx?id=198

Timely Entrepreneurship Indicators
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
January 08, 2010
Report finds sharp drop in the number of firm entries and an increase in the number of firm exits in the United States and 11 other countries in 2008 and 2009.
http://www.oecd.org/document/31/0,3343,en_2649_34233_41663647_1_1_1_1,00.html

Small Business Television
SBTV.com
January 08, 2010
An Internet television network that focuses U.S. small businesses; content is updated daily.
http://www.sbtv.com/

Trends in Business Interest Among U.S. College Students
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
January 07, 2010
Report examines trends in the percentage of college freshmen expressing interest in entrepreneurship as a career from the 1970s through 2008; data is broken down by race and gender.
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/first-time-college-students-show-increasing-interest-in-entrepreneurship.aspx

State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
January 07, 2010
A state-by-state analysis of renewable energy development, as well as an overview of the policies and support mechanisms implemented to encourage development.
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/46667.pdf

Crossing the Next Regional Frontier
U.S. Economic Development Administration
December 03, 2009
Provides a set of analytical tools regional leaders can use to assess their workforce, human capital and capacity to innovate within their region.
http://www.eda.gov/PDF/Crossing_Regional_Frontier%20Report_Oct%202009.pdf

Prospects for a Rural Recovery
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
December 03, 2009
The latest issue of The Main Street Economist finds that the long-term economic health of rural America depends on developing policies that focus on amenity-based development, entrepreneurship and innovation.
http://www.kansascityfed.org/RegionalAffairs/MainStreet/MSE_0509.pdf?mc_cid=8308d4ce38&mc_eid=089afa84e2

Financing Constraints and Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School
December 03, 2009
In this working paper, two Harvard Business School professors review two major streams of research examining the relevance of financing constraints for entrepreneurship, providing useful for thinking about the appropriate role of public policy in stimulating entrepreneurship.
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6274.html

Making of a Successful Entrepreneur
Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.
December 03, 2009
Report provides insight into company owners’ views about what influences the success or failure of a start-up business.
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/experience-management-and-luck-are-keys-to-entrepreneurial-success-say-company-founders.aspx

Temple/NASVF Seed Capital Survey
Fox School of Business at Temple University and National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
December 03, 2009
National survey shows that 43 percent of early-stage and seed fund organizations raised new money within the last 12 months.
http://www.nasvf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=50

Revisiting the CRA: Perspectives on the Future of the Community Reinvestment Act
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
October 23, 2009
Publication discusses the past and future of the Community Reinvestment Act -- including possible reforms -- more than 30 years after it was first enacted.
http://www.sf.frb.org/publications/community/cra/index.html

Clusters of Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School
October 14, 2009
Working paper documents basic facts about average establishment size and new employment growth through entrepreneurship in an attempt to explain cluster formation.
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6289.html

Winning Federal Contracts: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs
U.S. Small Business Administration
October 14, 2009
Free online training course to teach women entrepreneurs how to identify and take advantage of federal contracting opportunities.
http://www.sba.gov/fedcontractingtraining/

Rural Realities: Homegrown Responses to Economic Uncertainty in Rural America
Rural Sociological Society
October 14, 2009
Newsletter highlighting ways rural communities have used their local assets and strengths to revitalize their economies, focusing on place-based development, economic gardening and talent cultivation.
http://ruralsociology.org/StaticContent/Publications/Ruralrealities/pubs/RuralRealities3-2.pdf?mc_cid=24ab5de5f2&mc_edi=089afa84e2

Generating Local Wealth, Opportunity, and Sustainability Through Regional Clusters
Regional Technology Strategies
October 14, 2009
Examines the role of clusters in regional economies; report is part of a larger set of strategies developed by RTS for a project on "Wealth Creation in Rural Communities."
http://rtsinc.org/publications/documents/RuralClusters09.pdf

Understanding Research, Science and Technology Parks: Global Best Practices
National Research Council
October 14, 2009
Report details findings from a 2008 symposium that focused on research parks' contributions to government missions and commercializing university research; highlights the broad range of science and technology parks.
http://www.aurp.net/about/globalbestpractices.cfm

Planning for the 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide for Small Business
U.S. Small Business Administration
October 14, 2009
Guide to help small businesses prepare for a possible H1N1 flu outbreak; offers employers tools and information to help plan for and respond quickly to various levels of severity of a flu outbreak.
http://www.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/sba_homepage/sba_h1n1.pdf

Small Business FAQ
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
September 14, 2009
Annual update of FAQ about small businesses in the United States; includes statistics about openings and closings of small businesses, information about small business employment, demographic information about entrepreneurs, and more.
www.sba.gov/advo/stats/sbfaq.pdf

U.S. Continues to Tread Water in Global R&D Tax Incentives
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
September 14, 2009
Study reports that the U.S., which at one time had one of the most generous tax incentives in the world, currently ranks 17th out of the 30 OECD countries in offering R&D tax credits (and 19th for R&D tax generosity toward small businesses).
http://www.itif.org/files/WM-2009-03-rd.pdf

Economic Bloggers and the Renewal of Entrepreneurial Capitalism
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
September 14, 2009
Video of an open discussion about the economic meltdown by some the most widely read economic bloggers in the U.S. Bloggers share their thoughts on what led to economic downturn and the role innovation and entrepreneurship will play in turing around economy.
http://video.kauffman.org/services/player/bcpid1811456713?bclid=1612721919&bctid=33563926001

Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts
U.S. Small Business Administration
September 14, 2009
Online training course for entrepreneurs designed to help strengthen access to federal contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, low-income individuals and veterans.
http://www.sba.gov/fedcontractingtraining/

Buy Local? The Geography of Successful and Unsuccessful Venture Capital Expansion
HBS Working Knowledge
September 14, 2009
Examines the location decisions of venture capital firms and the impact that venture capital firm geography has on investments and outcomes.
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6234.html

Doing Business 2010
The World Bank
September 14, 2009
Annual examination of the business regulations and their enforcement in 183 economies around the world. The latest study finds that Singapore is the top-ranked economy on the ease of doing business for the fourth year in a row, with New Zealand as runner-up.
http://www.doingbusiness.org/

The Small Business Economy: A Report to the President 2009
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
August 21, 2009
Documents the 2008 recession's effects on U.S. small businesses, as well as the role they played in the U.S. economy last year.
http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/sb_econ2009.pdf

e-Law Web Site
Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.
August 21, 2009
Online community and tool devoted to expanding legal entrepreneurship curriculum and education; includes current information about legal issues in entrepreneurship.
http://www.entrepreneurship.org/eLaw/

The Climate Prosperity Handbook
International Economic Development Council
August 21, 2009
Guide for informing communities about the economic benefits of actively pursuing sustainable development and climate action strategies; co-authored by Phillip Singerman, senior vice president of B&D Consulting and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.
http://www.bakerdconsulting.com/newsandevents/pubs/detail.aspx?id=E9D6EEBDB37D4D35B2DD7F92E3B989B9

The Economic Future Just Happened
Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.
August 21, 2009
Kauffman study reveals that more than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list and nearly half of the Inc. magazine's 2008 list of fastest-growing companies were launched during a recession or bear market.
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/the-economic-future-just-happened.aspx

Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
July 30, 2009
Kauffman survey that examines Americans' opinions about the roles of government and the private sector in achieving economic recovery; results indicate that Americans believe that the government should be doing more to start businesses and create jobs
http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/Enterpreneurship/Entrepreneurship_and_Economic_Recovery_poll.pdf

Art & the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
July 30, 2009
Provides concrete examples from across the United States that can help regional development planners and business leaders incorporate the arts and culture into their long-term economic development strategies
http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0901ARTSANDECONOMY.PDF

Sustaining Partnerships for Regional Economic Growth
American Association of Community Colleges and the National Center for Education and the Economy
July 30, 2009
Presents case studies, tools and resources to help community colleges develop successful partnerships to achieve community and economic development goals
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/cwed/Documents/sustainingpartnerships.pdf

Entrepreneurship Competency Model
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
July 30, 2009
Provides a comprehensive competency model for entrepreneurship as it relates to all career areas
http://www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/pyramid.aspx?ENTRE=Y

Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs
World Economic Forum's Global Education Initiative
July 30, 2009
Analyzes entrepreneurship education practices around the world; focuses on data linking entrepreneurship education to success and develops effective approaches for advancing and implementing entrepreneurship education programs
http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GEI/2009/Entrepreneurship_Education_Report.pdf

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
July 30, 2009
Latest edition of annual study of U.S. entrepreneurship rates by various socioeconomic and demographic groups
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/entrepreneurship-remains-strong-in-2008.aspx

Encouraging Entrepreneurship: A Microenterprise Development Policy Agenda
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Community Investments
July 30, 2009
Concludes that microenterprise is a time-tested wealth creation strategy, particularly for low-income and minority communities
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/community/investments/0812/klein_wayman.pdf

Small Towns, Big Ideas: Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development
School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
July 30, 2009
Identifies 50 small towns implementing successful or innovative approaches to community economic development; includes a searchable database of case studies
http://www.sog.unc.edu/programs/cednc/stbi/

Monitoring Credit Conditions in Rural America
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, The Main Street Economist
July 30, 2009
Explores how credit conditions are evolving for rural business owners, shedding light on current credit markets and providing rural business owners information they can use to identify when credit markets turn
http://www.kansascityfed.org/RegionalAffairs/MainStreet/MSE_0309.pdf

Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
July 30, 2009
Provides downloadable data about the economic impact of small businesses in each state and territory
http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/profiles

Small Business and Micro Business Lending in the United States
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
July 30, 2009
Gives a detailed account of small business lending throughout the United States, as well as state-by-state totals and totals for individual lenders
http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/sbl_08study.pdf

Right Sizing the U.S. Venture Capital Industry
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
July 30, 2009
Concludes that while venture capital will continue to be crucial to some forms of high-growth companies, the sector's size must be reduced to remain viable
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/venture-capital-industry-must-shrink-to-be-an-economic-force-kauffman-foundation-study-finds.aspx

Global Working Group on Youth & Innovation, Newsletter 1
infoDev's Global Working Group on Youth & Innovation
July 30, 2009
Presents an overview of the project's activities in the youth entrepreneurship sector within the broader context of innovation and business incubation
http://www.idisc.net/en/Article.38850.html

State of the Field in Youth Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods Development
Making Cents International
July 30, 2009
Summarizes information shared at the 2008 Global Youth Enterprise Conference and Youth Financial Services Course in Washington, D.C., in September 2008
http://www.youthenterpriseconference.org/SiteManager/CuteEditor_Files/uploads/MakingCentsInternational2008StateoftheFieldPublicationvPrint.pdf

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