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April 25, 2017

Towards an Action Plan: Can the Tech Industry Help Mitigate the Effects of Winner-Take-All Urbanism?

Recently, we've noticed a trend. People who have found success in their chosen professions in…
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April 18, 2017

Routes for Makers (& Others) into Good Paying Work: Do Programming Bootcamps Work?

Guest Post by Ammon Bartram, Co Founder of Triplebyte   Programming bootcamps seem to make…
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April 10, 2017

Rotterdam: from Innovation District to Maker City

Rotterdam was once the industrial heartland of South Holland, where ocean-bound behemoths took shape beneath…
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March 23, 2017

The Robots are Coming and What that Means for Cities and Towns

There is a growing body of thought that the recent U.S. election was as much…
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March 8, 2017

Connecting Youngstown to Silicon Valley for Growth

How do you go about the tough, on the ground work of rebuilding jobs and…
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February 20, 2017

What RI Is Doing to Create Economic Opportunity

I'm from Rhode Island - if I'm from anywhere that is. (My father was an…
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January 30, 2017

The Pernicious Effect of the Housing Crisis on Manufacturing Jobs

The housing crisis of 2007/8 is the very definition of the gift that keeps on…
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January 23, 2017

What the Foxconn display plant choice tells us about the future of manufacturing in the United States and China.

Hint: its not about repatriating old jobs at all. As President Trump is learning, it’s…
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January 10, 2017

White House, meet Burning Man: A Coda to the Obama Era

An extraordinary coda to the Obama era is the story of the White House and…
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January 1, 2017

Getting smart about manufacturing in the U.S.

Some of our friends/partner have written a series of articles on why the Trump administration…
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