State and Local

ITIF tested the page load speed, mobile-friendliness, and accessibility of all 50 state unemployment websites using publicly available tools. The results show that many of these sites are not just ill-suited to handle significant rises in traffic, but also poorly designed.
State and Local
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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.
November 9, 2012
If state and local governments want to get off the treadmill and begin to make real progress, officials will need to make their voices heard and demand that Washington comes together in a bipartisan way.
September 19, 2012
Why would a European CEO be “shunned” if he moved much of his production to China?