Tulsa is trying to build a startup ecosystem from scratch
When you think about startup hubs, Tulsa, Oklahoma is probably not the first city that comes to mind. A coalition of business, education, government and philanthropists are working to foster a startup
Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?
We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another
Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’
Catalyte, the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service designed to take its machine learning-based skills-assessment and training program to companies
Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind
Without a doubt, the city of the future must be digital. It must be smart. It must work for everyone.
Economic development organizations: good or bad for entrepreneurial activity?
In developing VC markets such as the Midwest, some may think that funding from the government or economic development organizations are a godsend for local entrepreneurs. Startups are often looking...
Urban unicorn renewal
Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, we’ve had Foxconn renege on Wisconsin, Amazon renege on NYC and GE renege on Boston. Each followed the Anna Kareni
HQ2 fight continues as New York City and Seattle officials hold anti-Amazon summit
The heated debate around Amazon’s recently announced Long Island City “HQ2” is showing no signs of cooling down. On Monday morning, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) hoste
Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process
I love my colleague Jon Shieber, he’s a great guy. But his arguments against Amazon’s HQ2 process are just wrong, and are part of an increasingly poisonous atmosphere around employment growth and
Yes, cities should indeed fight for tech jobs
Few events have jolted the urban planning crowd quite like Amazon’s process for selecting the company’s new second headquarters (dubbed HQ2). The company put up a massive carrot of 50,000 jobs and