From: The Council of State Governments
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Legislators, Experts Dissect Nebraska's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Date: Thu Apr 10 15:25:17 MDT 2014
April 10, 2014

Legislators, Experts Dissect Nebraska's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By Jordan Pascale, Silicon Prairie News 


Entrepreneurial experts from the Kauffman Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts say Nebraska is in pretty good standing when it comes to state policy that fosters entrepreneurship. But there's always room for improvement, said Dane Stangler, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, which is sponsoring Entrepreneurship Days with The Council of State Governments. 


Retraining Workers a New Path 

for Economic Development

By Jennifer BurnettCSG Program Manager, Fiscal and Economic Development Policy


Many states are following a new path to economic development--retraining their workforce for jobs of the 21st century. Wisconsin is one of those states. Two Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development officials will discuss the state's retraining efforts during an April 21 webinar, "Training for Today: Retraining the Workforce for 21st Century Jobs." The webinar, presented by Capitol Ideas magazine and CSG's State Pathways to Prosperity initiative, will begin at 11 a.m. EDT.



Interstate Compacts and the 

Federal Government

By Crady deGolian, Director of CSG's National Center for Interstate Compacts


The second in a series of webinars by The Council of State Governments' National Center for Interstate Compacts will explore the role of the federal government in interstate compacts. The webinar will be held April 30.


Read the full article here.



Good Leadership: Look Within 

for Needed Skills

By Mary Branham, CSG Managing Editor


Mississippi Sen. Will Longwitz had long believed in the old coaches cliché telling players to play within themselves. The 2013 CSG Toll Fellows program reinforced that belief. "That weeklong boot camp helped me understand that everything I need to be a successful leader and legislator, I already have," he said.


Read the full article here.


Ryan Budget Supports 

Highway Trust Fund 


Georgia Gun Bill Aims 

to Loosen Restrictions


Campaign Finance Ruling Could Affect a Dozen States


Vermont Restricts New 

Narcotic Painkiller


Time Running Short 

for Highway Trust Fund


7.1 Million and More: Health Insurance Coverage Increases



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