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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 14th, 2014 2:52pm CST | No Comments

From Planetizen: The federal government began pushing for innovations within the public sector in May 2009, when President Obama founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (Office). Since then, innovation labs have created a lot of buzz, with “Offices of Civic Innovation” (or some variety) popping up in municipalities all over […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development, Education | November 14th, 2014 9:52am CST | 2 Comments

From Governing: Despite the Internet’s ever-growing social and economic relevance, a sizable number of Americans in select cities still aren’t connected. For the first time, the Census Bureau collected data measuring Internet adoption in its most recent annual American Community Survey. The results depict disparities in connectivity and the current state of Internet connectivity at […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 2nd, 2014 12:54am CST | No Comments

From Perceptions by The Urban Child Institute: Trick or treat means little to Memphis children being raised in families with domestic violence. A cruel trick of birth has placed them in home environments where they must face the effects of anger, violence, and toxic stress. Every child has the right to grow up in a […]

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by (RSS) Talent | October 31st, 2014 2:32pm CST | 1 Comment

We’ve written many times about how Memphis must increase the number of its college graduates from 2010 to 2013  if it is to be competitive in today’s economy, so we won’t repeat it here. But the Memphis MSA was one of 57 regions that entered a national contest to vie for $1 million as the […]

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by (RSS) Talent | October 30th, 2014 10:28am CST | 1 Comment

From New Geography: Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Rust Belt, a region familiar to the air of anxiety, knows this all too well, particularly the “desperate measures” part. A case in point: During the 1990’s, Pittsburgh, like many of its Rust Belt peers, was in the midst of a fit of brain drain […]

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