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Amazon in advanced talks about putting second headquarters in Northern Virginia, those close to process say:


Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which ...


Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus:




Carmel, Indiana's Billion Dollar Bet:


Carmel, Indiana is an upscale business suburb of Indianapolis that I've written about previously, noting them as a paradigm of the new aspirational suburb. Strong Towns and Charles Marohn have been ...


'Nebraska: It's not for everyone.':




Phoenix Partnership Promises to Further Regional Smart Cities Work:


A coalition of thought leaders are behind an effort to focus the collective talent of industry, academia and the public sector to develop and meet smart cities goals. The region’s biggest challenge ...


California tests limits of state power, from internet to boardrooms:


"If you avoid passing laws because of a risk that it will be overturned in court, then you're never going to push the envelope on anything," said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco California ...


23 Reasons Why Japan Is Already Living In the Future:




Israel's tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the 'Startup Nation,' but a local venture capitalist says it's in danger of losing its entrepreneurial edge:


Israel produces an impressive number of highly successful tech companies for a country with just 9 million people, from social navigation app Waze, which sold to Google in 2013 for $1.15 billion, to autonomous ...


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 Safaí 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 ...

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