Tag: entrepreneurial ecosystems

Cities Support Local Entrepreneurship through Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Ambassadors

You’ve probably heard it before: “Personnel is policy.” It’s the idea that, through their personnel appointments, city leaders transform policy proposals and campaign rhetoric into real programs that succeed or fail on the backs of the people they hire. For mayors who prioritize entrepreneurship, the “personnel as policy” creed is increasingly reflected in who fills

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When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key

NLC’s Brooks Rainwater examines federalism in the context of innovation and explains why the Small Business Administration is of critical importance to cities. In the first installment of this series, we looked at the basics of federalism and why it matters to cities. Part two focused on how affordable housing assistance has changed with the

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