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January 14, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 2
Which States Will Generate the Jobs this Year?
January 10, 2014 | PEW States - Stateline
After four years of a fragile and uneven recovery, the U.S. job machine is likely to kick into high gear in 2014. Even recession-battered states such as Arizona and Florida are expected to generate jobs at a healthier clip. About a quarter of them will be added in just two states, Texas and California, according to Moody’s Analytics. On a percentage basis North Dakota will lead the pack, while DC tails the parade:
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Startups Find Allies in Corporate Venture Funds
January 12, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle
Innovative, fast moving, smart, determined, opportunistic. These words are commonly used to describe Bay Area entrepreneurs. But these same words can be used to describe a new breed of corporate-backed venture capital funds that are playing a bigger role in the advancement and strategic direction of hot technology companies.
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Tracking Technology Development at Illinois Universities
January 13, 2014 | Chicago Tribune
Over the past decade, Illinois has made significant gains in bringing technologies developed at universities to market. This quarterly edition of the Innovation Index report examines the path that technology takes from inception to commercialization, sheds light on the challenges of technology transfer at academic institutions, and provides insights from new research on university start-ups. Of 163 start-ups, 118 are still active. Of those, nearly three- quarters are still based in Illinois.
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Colorado River: Lake Mead Levels Drop, Threatens Water Future
January 8, 2014 | Las Vegas Sun/NY Times
The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to Southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years. But many experts believe the current drought is only the harbinger of a new, drier era in which the Colorado’s flow will be substantially and permanently diminished. Reclamation officials say there is a 50-50 chance that by 2015, Lake Mead’s water will be rationed to states downstream. That, too, has never happened before.
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The Flood Next Time

California Water Officials Considering Drought Declaration

SEC’s Proposed Crowdfunding Regulations Draw Fire on "Six Deadly Sins"
January 9, 2014 | Crowfund Insider
A previous article in Crowdfund Insider identified a number of serious problems with the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regulations. Guzik asked readers to copy his opinions on what can and should be done by crowdfunding to fix the problems. He said: “It will take a large and vocal crowd – and the wisdom and political will of the SEC to implement it.” With the February 3 SEC comment deadline fast approaching there is no time like the present." Here's his urgent recommendations:
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The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Preparing for a JOBS Act Crowdfunding Campaign

State Lawmakers Are Getting on the Crowdfunding Bandwagon

New $100M Austin Fund Targets Early-stage Startups

Inside Tony Hsieh’s Quiet Plan to Bankroll Hardware Startups

Angel, Venture Investors Warm to Wisconsin Start-ups

Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

Early-Stage Venture Firms Saw Big Jump in 2013

Five Lessons From Bitcoin

For Google, a Toehold Into Goods for a Home

TechTown Starts 2014 With $2.5M Renovation, New Co-Working Space

So Far Colorado's Marijuana Businesses Anchored by Family Financing

Many Shunning Retirement for Startups

CES: a Big Stage for Big Dreams but Fewer Surprises

Open Data a Boon for Entrepreneurs

The Right Way to Go After Big Clients

How to Navigate the New Small-Business Lending Landscape

Jim Beam to Be Acquired by Japan's Suntory for $16 Billion

St Louis' Danforth Center Adds Research Muscle

Launch Tennessee Offers Tips, Trips for Startups

Chicago Startup Review Trackers Gets a Boot-camp-style Acceleration

Versal Steers Away from the YouTube Model in Online Education

CEO Beauty Contest Not a Winning Game

Financial Innovation for Main Street Doesn't Mean Cheap Loans Yet

Minnesota Comparison to Other States’ Spending on Film Incentives

Can You Teach Businessmen to Be Ethical?

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