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How Iceland Dealt with a Volcanic Financial Meltdown:


Iceland treated its banks as being "too big to save." In an art museum in Reykjavik stands a mural that looks, from a distance, like a pointillist painting. Those who venture closer discover that ...


California could become first state to require women in boardrooms:


A controversial bill requiring that publicly traded California companies include women on their boards of directors heads to the Assembly floor this week. SB826, which is opposed by many business groups, ...


Through Startup in Residence, Napa Wants to Personalize the Tourism Experience:


The city is already an international draw. Now it wants to focus on experience. That's the idea the city is carrying with it as it participates in Startup in Residence (STiR) -- a program that ...


Rural Broadband at Center of New State Position:


Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has named Scott Rudd as the state's new director of broadband opportunities. Crouch says Rudd will work closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and ...
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Bucking the Trend: 3 Minnesota Small Towns that Continue to Grow:


Many small towns have lost residents over the last decade. Three small cities in Minnesota have seen their populations grow, even during the Great Recession. What's going on here? By Nathan ...


Only 18% of Bay Area households could afford a median-priced home:


Housing affordability in the Bay Area fell sharply in the second quarter, as record home prices and rising mortgage rates more than offset rising incomes. In the Bay Area, only 18 percent of households ...


Tech Scale-Ups In Israel Are On A Roll:


In July, at least 5 Israeli startups raised funding rounds of between $10M-$20M, part of a new trend we at Start-Up Nation Central are seeing: a growing group of "scale-ups" staying independent for longer, ...


British farmers worry: Who will pick the fruit after Brexit?:




Nevada named one of worst states to retire -- again:


Nevada just can't seem to catch a break this year when it comes to rankings for retirement. After being named one of the worst states for retirement by a report in February, the state ranked poorly ...


In pushing for innovation, France's private sector plays a big role :


Occupying the space of an abandoned 1920s train station in the south-east district of Paris is the world's largest start-up incubator called Station F, fully funded by French billionaire Xavier Niel. Another ...


Proposed SF law could force tech workers to actually go out for lunch:


In an attempt to attract employees to local restaurants and businesses, Supervisors Ahsha SafaĆ­ and Aaron Peskin are co-sponsoring an ordinance that would ban "employee cafeterias" from new office buildings ...


Denver, the Midwest emerge as new hubs for tech workers:


Denver and some smaller cities in the Midwest are showing their tech chops. While the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle dominate in availability of these high-paying jobs and the ability to attract ...


Oklahoma's process for developing entrepreneurs predictable, transparent:


Oklahoma's innovation economy is a complex system with many moving parts. Our state's innovation engine is driven by motivated and coachable entrepreneurs with ideas and technologies that disrupt. by ...


Move Over Boulder: This Ski Slope City Is Becoming a Booming Startup Scene:




Why Michigan is the Midwest's most improved startup community:


PitchBook's recent report on the 3 critical factors for a strong venture ecosystem -- density, resources, and talent -- led me on a quest to find where, beyond the typical major cities discussed in the ...


Kentucky Launches Fresh Approach to Supporting State's Innovators, Small Businesses:




Growth and taxes: Can Alaska's local option sales tax system prove a model for Montana?:


Could an widely debated sales tax be the key to paying for the costs of growth in the Gallatin Valley? For the latest installment in our ongoing series "Postcards from Bozeman's Future," reporter Lewis ...


A guide to Minnesota's startup community:


Minnesotans don't like talking about themselves, so you probably haven't heard much about the startup scene here in the North. Fortunately, it's my adopted home (I'm originally from Florida) and I have ...


Bringing Finland to America: Lessons from the happiest place on Earth :


Finland, which topped the United Nations report this year as the happiest country on the planet, is a land filled with saunas, forests and coffee (the Finns are obsessed with their java). But you don't ...


Why Nebraska has an amazing jobs market but nobody is moving there:




How Israel Became a World Leader in Biotechnology:


Renowned worldwide for its technological prowess in fields like cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, IT, and smart mobility, Israel is also continuing to gain recognition for its invaluable contributions ...


Vermont offering to pay telecommuting workers $10,000 to move to the state:


If you and your laptop are considering moving to Vermont, the state wants to sweeten the deal. Under a bill that Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Wednesday, remote workers who put down roots in Vermont ...


The Wisconsin Idea inspiring entrepreneurs beyond the University of Wisconsin:


As the "people's university" the UW is strengthening economies statewide, says new essay published by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Approximately 300 companies have spun off the UW-Madison ...


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City launches Advisory Board on Entrepreneurship and Start-ups:


A new initiative championed by Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O'Connor aims to make sure smaller businesses have every opportunity to succeed in our increasingly tech-focused city. The City ...


Oklahoma is getting the hang of the startup economy:


Anybody who's ever heard me talk about building out Oklahoma's innovation economy has heard me say that capital begets capital and deal flow begets deal flow. The challenge is that it takes a predictable ...


Delaware Bio Applauds Passage of Angel Investor Tax Credit Legislation:


New law enhances Delaware as supportive environment for scientific and high-tech startups The Delaware BioScience Association (Delaware Bio) applauds the Delaware General Assembly's passage of ...


Portland Makes ADU Incentives Permanent:


Development fees can add some $15,000 to the cost of building a home in Portland. Residents adding an accessory dwelling unit to their property won't need to worry about those expenses, as long as they ...


Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea:


Tapping into the creativity of our students for the good of Wisconsin We have all the ingredients for innovation. With that in mind, a greater focus on supporting our student entrepreneurs will ...


7 American Cities and States That Will Actually Pay You to Move There:


Everyone daydreams about moving -- but crazy thing, the Census finds that record-low numbers of people are actually moving these days, held in place no doubt by an inertia that includes the words "it's ...

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