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A prominent tech investor says arrogance in Silicon Valley has reached a fever pitch and he's constantly embarrassed by what people say:


M.G. Siegler, a prominent tech investor with GV, formerly Google Ventures, wrote a blog post this week called "Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley," in which he described a disturbing trend he had ...


Vermont wants to turn tourists into workers:


Vermont has forest trails, yoga retreats, breweries galore -- and a labor shortage so severe, the state is adding a new perk to its vacation packages: employment opportunities. Officials are rolling ...


Rural Iowa does not have a job shortage. It has a people shortage.:


I'm excited to see the discussions about how to bring more people into Iowa. For the past 30 years, rural areas have seen a dramatic loss of population as their residents have moved into urban areas. This ...


How do you make an 'innovation district' work?:




From AI to Russia, Here's How Estonia's President Is Planning for the Future:


Known for its digital government, tax, and medical systems, Estonia is planning for the future. At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia's youngest president ever, and its first female president. ...


Small towns look for a road forward, paved with fiber-optic:


A group of New Mexico newsrooms examines the future of broadband access in rural communities. For the past year, a group of New Mexico news organizations, with support from High Country News and ...


Denver companies launch Pivot to Colorado campaign targeting Silicon Valley talent:


ech companies in the U.S. heartland are stepping up their efforts to convince tech talent to leave the Bay Area -- and parroting some Silicon Valley lingo to do so. On Monday, a group of 10 Colorado ...


University of California price tag for out-of-state students going up, to $41,622 a year:




Iowa town asks: If you give them free land, will they come?:


Every single home matters in a community of 120 people. Each house serves as a crucial piece of the local tax base, keeping the town from fading away. That's why people like Marne Mayor Randy ...


Louisiana recognized as national model for entrepreneurial support :


"I want to recognize Louisiana for being a national model for entrepreneurial support," Wyant said. "Second-stage companies don't always get the recognition and support that they deserve. That's something ...


Rural Iowa has a housing crisis. Here's how a handful of communities are solving it:


The need for housing in southwest Iowa is so acute that each new obituary reads like a real estate listing. "The joke is that good homes sell at the funeral home," said Manning City Clerk Dawn Meyer. Kevin ...


Ranking GDP: 9 states with the fastest-growing economies. Are you living in one of them?:


The United States as a whole is starting to grow quite nicely, with 2.6% annualized GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. However, there are some states with economies that are growing significantly ...


In Oslo, the Future is Now: A Walk Through Norway's Livable, Innovative Capital:




I want to return to my home state. But West Virginia doesn't want me.:




Wisconsin Leaders Unite Around Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea:


The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is pleased to publish a collection of essays from two dozen state leaders on the importance of innovation to the well-being of Wisconsin. Greetings, Friends: ...


The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Wisconsin leaders unite around innovation and the Wisconsin Idea:


The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation publishes a collection of essays https://www.warf.org/about-us/innovation-and-the-wisconsin-idea/wisconsin-innovates.cmsx from two dozen state leaders on the importance ...


Oklahoma Grows its Tech Economy by Developing an Online Portal for Government Innovation:


While Oklahoma has experienced a fall in competitiveness when it comes to building a digital economy and e-Government, the state has initiated several efforts to address this problem by removing legacy ...


The Iowan Project wants to identify skilled tech workers who have left the state:


A lot of young professionals dream of leaving their hometowns after graduating high school or college in search of broader career opportunities or new lifestyles. It seems like an inevitable thing. However, ...


Colorado Film Office seeks rural involvement:


County working on promotional ideas for catching filmmakers' attention The Logan County Commissioners heard from Film Commissioner Donald Zuckerman and Program Manager Taylor Tschida with the Colorado ...


Stockton, CA Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income:


Wage stagnation. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. The looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents, but the city's mayor, Michael Tubbs, ...


Startup hub reflects Macron's changing French economy:


For a glimpse at President Emmanuel Macron's vision for the new French economy, look no farther than Station F. Entrepreneurs don virtual reality goggles and share ideas with business angels in this ...


Icelanders are super creative. Here's why:


New research examines what makes the people of Iceland so creative--and how the United States could adopt some of those factors. By many international measures, Iceland is a leader in innovation and ...
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Vermont Bill Aims to Draw in Blockchain Business and Study Remote Citizenship:




Wisconsin launches ad blitz to lure Chicago's 'disillusioned' millennials:


Wisconsin has launched a $1 million marketing blitz to convince Chicago millennials to trade their hot dogs for brats and move north of the border. The campaign's message -- in social media, online ...


Aggressive New 'Housing-First Policy' Proposed in California State Legislature:


California Needs a Housing-First Agenda: My 2018 Housing Package Last year, California began a pivot from a housing-last policy to a housing-first policy. After a half century of bad housing policy--policy ...


Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job:


Back in March, Iceland introduced legislation that made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job. With the start of the New Year, the new law has gone into effect, per Al Jazeera. Now, the ...


Economic development roadmap for bioscience in Iowa identifies four platforms :


Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), released an economic development roadmap for ...


West Virginia Elk Herd Inspires Hopes of Economic Renewal, if not Ecological Redemption:


The Mountain State's reintroduced elk herd has survived its first year on the grassy habitat of old strip mines. Hunters and businesspeople look forward to the day when the animal's numbers are sufficient ...


Scotland Is Set to Run Pilot Universal Basic Income Schemes:




"We don't want you here": Amsterdam, Europe's weed capital, pushes back on overtourism:


"If the only reason for you to visit Amsterdam is to get loaded, to get stoned out of your mind, look, we can't hold you back from coming, but we don't want you here," says alderman Udo Kock The ...

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