State and Local

The 2016 Mayors Conference in 14 Tweets

Read Twitter highlights from the 2016 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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How Does Occupational Licensing Affect Employment and Recidivism?

Formerly incarcerated individuals face substantial obstacles to employment when they leave prison, including occupational licensing requirements that exclude those with criminal records from specific professions.
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Mayors Must Be Policy Entrepreneurs

In tackling America’s startup problem, mayors should emulate entrepreneurs themselves: be bold, move quickly and embrace new ideas.
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Discovering Entrepreneurial Success in Unexpected Places

At Village Capital, we see the more cities seek to expand the access to capital, talent and resources to founders who the market is under-valuing, the more potential they have to come up with redefining breakthroughs that revolutionize entrepreneurship.
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Want to be like Silicon Valley? Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Exploring how the percentage of immigrant entrepreneurs varies across states and metropolitan areas.
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Our Formula for Economically Empowering Women: Research + Solutions = Results

Enabling more women to become entrepreneurs and to open small businesses is one way we can help women succeed economically, helping their families and their communities.
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Startup Activity in America -- A Look at Startup Policy and the Kauffman Index

Policy Director Jason Wiens and Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix share presentations and findings around the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity and what policymakers can do to affect it
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Ag Tech and Flood Response is shaping Cedar Rapids Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneurial growth and scale since the Great Recession will undoubtedly be hot topics at the Mayor's Summit
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Everyone Has to Reinvent Themselves

Examining the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities facing small towns
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Mayor's Summit Fosters Discussion Around Improving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Four topics found an audience for debate among policymakers, city officials and entrepreneurs in Madison, Wisconsin
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