State and Local

The federal government should take aggressive steps to spur the development of more tech hubs in America’s heartland by identifying promising metro areas and helping them transform into self-sustaining innovation centers.
State and Local
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June 11, 2014
The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.
June 5, 2014
Pittsburgh is now one of America’s leading centers of regional innovation.
August 23, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on Innovation-Based Economic Development.
July 17, 2013
Food service wages are terrible. Whose fault is it?
July 15, 2013
As the fourth annual review of the Aid for Trade concluded this week, a look back at its achievements yields some interesting implications.
June 28, 2013
Sequestered BLS statistical series gets picked up by the private sector.
June 25, 2013
If we want to continue regional economic integration for South-Central Asia, better IP protection is the next step.
June 21, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson gave the keynote address at an innovation policy forum presented by the Institute of Education and Research (Insper) in Sao Paulo.
February 28, 2013
Robert Atkinson contributed the chapter “Innovation in Cities and Innovation by Cities” for the book "Creating Competitiveness: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Polices for Growth."
December 6, 2012
The State New Economy Index uses 26 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.

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