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Nov102015

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As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, many Americans may want to learn more about the veterans who live in and around their area. Last week the Census Bureau released a series of infographics detailing characteristics of veterans within each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Nov062015

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Entrepreneurship is a driving force in the new economy. While debates continue around whether entrepreneurs are born or can be created, one thing is clear: people learn a great deal from the experiences of others. Entrepreneurs especially learn a great deal “on the job” and often find inspiration and mentorship from those who have “been there, done that.”

Nov062015

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In early 2015, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP), western NY’s largest business advocacy group, asked me to consider taking part in a “learning network” project. The BNP, with the help of the Buffalo Community Foundation, would be applying and competing with other communities to be a part of this "learning network" focused on workforce initiatives.

Nov052015

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This week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed more than 1100 industry representatives during the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) annual conference to discuss export control policies and highlight how, BIS has an enormous impact on the nation’s safety and competitiveness.

Nov052015

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Our country is in the middle of a fundamental transformation in how we help people get the skills they need to succeed in jobs of the 21st century. I like to call this our “Eisenhower moment.” Sixty years ago, in building the interstate highway system, President Eisenhower made a powerful investment in our physical infrastructure that continues to pay huge economic dividends.

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