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November/December 2013


Small Business Challenges after the Recession

The Future of Workforce Development in Mississippi

Connecting Communities Call-in Session December 10

Microbusinesses as Job Generators



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  Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated December 30, 2013
small business Small Business and the Modern Workplace
12/30/2013 - What are the challenges facing small business after the Great Recession? Ty Barksdale of Sutton Bank and Jake Rouch of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership describe demands of the current workplace, including that workers be adaptable, collaborative, agile, and entrepreneurial.
conference Mississippi Workforce Development Conference Explores Best Practices
12/18/2013 - The Atlanta Fed recently hosted a conference in Jackson, Mississippi, on the future of workforce development. More than 100 leaders from industry, education, economic and workforce development, and government discussed the challenges and opportunities facing Mississippi workers and employers.
small business Participate in Call-in Session on Innovative Rust Belt Cities
11/27/2013 - How are older industrialized cities working to attract investors and new residents? This session focuses on the roles anchor institutions and cultural and arts organizations can play in these cities. Register for this interactive session.
small business Small Businesses, Big Effects: Investing in Microenterprises
11/25/2013 - Microenterprise development initiatives can help to create and grow businesses and, in many cases, much needed jobs. Elaine Edgcomb and Tamra Thetford at the Aspen Institute discuss their proposal that encourages microenterprise investment as a job creation strategy.