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What Works in Boston, Won’t Necessarily Work in Birmingham: 4 Pragmatic Principles for Building Commercialization Capacity in Innovation Ecosystems

Successful commercialization efforts have now grown across the country, but what do they have in common, and why do they work? Our experts weigh in.

10.24.23 | 12 min read
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Buying in Bulk: Electrifying Fleets Across the Country

Leveraging the collective buying powers of cities is a powerful way to show the clear demand for the EV transition. We sat down with the Electrification Coalition to learn how they are helping cities and locales electrify their public fleets.

09.11.23 | 15 min read
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Developing a Mentor-Protégé Program for Fintech SBLC Lenders

To increase lending to low- and moderate-income communities while protecting the 7(a) Loan Program, SBA should establish a mentor-protégé program and conditional certification regime for innovative financial technology companies.

08.24.23 | 8 min read
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The Future of Mobility in Michigan

The Detroit Regional Partnership has $52 million from the EDA to transition legacy automotive industry into a globally competitive advanced mobility cluster. Here’s how they’re doing it.

08.01.23 | 14 min read
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One Ocean, One Blue Economy with Maritime Blue Coalition

What do Norway and the state of Washington have in common? They’re both driving maritime and blue economy innovation towards a cleaner future.

07.26.23 | 12 min read
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How A Defunct Policy Is Still Impacting 11 Million People 90 Years Later

Have you ever noticed a lack of tree cover in certain areas of a city? Have you ever visited a city and been advised to avoid certain districts or communities? If so, what you experienced was likely by design.

07.18.23 | 9 min read
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Smart Manufacturing Taking Flight in Wichita

What will Wichita look like in ten years? We sat down with Wichita State University’s Debra Franklin to find out how advanced manufacturing is changing the midwest.

06.28.23 | 9 min read
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A Generational Model for Inclusive Clusters in St. Louis’ Tech Triangle

The St. Louis Tech Triangle coalition will receive approximately $25 million to support the region’s advanced manufacturing cluster – which will support and grow the existing biosciences and geospatial clusters.

06.14.23 | 9 min read
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Packaging Semiconductors at the Doorstep to Disney

BRIDG is not-for-profit public-private partnership located in Osceola County, Florida providing semiconductor R&D and production capabilities to industry and government. Here’s how their region innovates.

06.08.23 | 10 min read
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Systems Thinking In Entrepreneurship Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”

Ecosystems aren’t just for biologists anymore. Here is how and why entrepreneurs and policymakers should look at innovation communities as ecosystems.

06.05.23 | 13 min read
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Policy Memo
Increasing Access to Capital by Expanding SBA’s Secondary Market Capacity

Interagency Community Investment Committee agencies should partner with the Small Business Administration to use their existing authority and infrastructure to pilot a secondary market for their securitized debt instruments.

05.25.23 | 9 min read
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What Should Come Next for the NSF Innovation Engines Communities? (And What About Those That Just Missed Out?)

There are exciting things ahead for communities that participated in the NSF Engines grant program, even for those that missed out on securing funding.

05.17.23 | 6 min read
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