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February 21, 2012   |   Vol. 4, Issue 6
A Solution to the Unemployment Puzzle
February 17, 2012 | Washington Post
From nanotechnology to bio-engineering, emerging technologies hold the key to job creation in the United States. World leaders across the political spectrum insist that innovation is the path to creating more, better-paying jobs. Unfortunately, they are delivering this message even as their countries are cutting back on public financing for research and development. Public funding for R&D often provides the seed funds.
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Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Helped Raise $63.1 Million
February 18, 2012 | Minneapolis Star Tribune
State officials said Friday that its tax credit program aimed at spurring investors to fund Minnesota start-ups raised $63.1 million last year for local companies, more than double the amount invested in 2010. Incentives from the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program led to funding for 113 budding firms.
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Startup Culture in Nashville Bears Fruit with Jobs, Profits

The New Money Men
February 16, 2012 | Crain's New York
In a world in which companies can flame out in mere weeks or months, the second boom's venture capitalists are just about married to their entrepreneurs. Call it attached at the app. “We're in an entrepreneurial service business,” said Rick Heitzmann. “Our job is not only to deploy capital but to provide a range of services for entrepreneurs. We work incredibly aggressively with them.”
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Chinese Visit a 'Big Positive' for Iowa and its Businesses
February 17, 2012 | Des Moines Register
Iowa business leaders say high-level Chinese visits this week could lead to more open discussions about trade. A whirlwind of meetings this week between business leaders and Vice President Xi Jinping and Hebei province officials is already creating business for the state. Chinese leaders signed agreements to buy $4.3 billion in U.S. soybeans, and Pioneer Hi-Bred announced that it will build a seed technology hub in Beijing this year.
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Innovate Before You Incubate: Harvard's Real World Obstacle Course
February 15, 2012 | Huffington Post
Tech innovators and web entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. Their stories from garage start-ups to wired stardom are fueling a sub-culture of entrepreneurial-obsessed students that see start-ups as exciting alternatives to traditional employment.
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To Keep Research Funding, Universities Mull Tobacco Ban

It’s Just a Hat: Simplicity in Innovation

The Lure of the Startup

For Startups, Las Vegas Is a Beautifully Clean Slate

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Regulation Gone Wild: Tangled Up in Green Tape

Experts Dispute Indiana University's Claim of Economic Impact

WEDC Floats Venture Capital Program

Economic ‘Border War’ Spurs Missouri Lawmakers to Action

FF Venture Capital Raised a $27M. Fund in November; Already Invested in 23 Startups

Venture Capitalists Keep the U.S. Tech Industry Afloat

Is the Economic Clout of Small Business Wildly Exaggerated?

Budget Woes Prompt Erosion of Public Jobs, With a Heavy Toll in Silicon Valley

The Next Race to the Top? Arne Duncan Outlines Vision for Teacher Reform

A New Door Opens for Startup Investors

From MBA to PVC: After School, Woman Opens Plumbing Venture

JobsOhio Foes Argue They Have Right to Sue

Tax Incentives Don't Excite Business

Courts Block State Efforts at Public Pension Change

Victories, Hurdles Mark 10-year Life Sciences Push

No Bitter Aftertaste From This Stock Offering

Why California Almonds Need North Dakota Flowers

Proposed Tax Break for NJ Angel Investors Being Considered

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