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Exploring Data From 50 Metro Area Ecosystems

September 2, 2020 | By Eliza Salmon, ESHIP Research Manager

Metro Area Data Dashboard shows entrepreneur activity and diversity in 50 largest metro areas across the country in 2014 and 2016.   Forward Cities Research and….

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ESHIP Communities’ Partners Address Barriers to Entrepreneurship During Turbulent Times

August 19, 2020 | By Eliza Salmon, ESHIP Research Manager

The latest ecosystem research is replete with disheartening data on how the pandemic is hurting small businesses. According to a survey of over 8,000 small business….

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What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? (Part 2)

July 25, 2019 | By Stacey Williams, PhD, MPH, Director of Research and Evaluation

“The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully. An ecosystem that allows….

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Do Forward Cities’ Site Visits Strengthen Cross-City Connections?

July 2, 2019 | By Nicolas Gunkel, Vice President of Ecosystem Impacts

If there is one key takeaway from “Expanding Our Entrepreneurial Imagination in Indianapolis” was that the showcase was jam-packed with programming, tours and conversations. Participants from….

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