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The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.? Minority women.

  Across all ethnicities, the number of women-owned firms is increasing faster than the number of men-owned businesses. It has never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur. At least that’s what Carla Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), believes. “It’s the perfect storm of opportunity,” she says during a …

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Economic Development and Higher Education: Now More Than Ever

  Many state legislatures continue to struggle with their annual budgets due to shortfalls in revenue. For example, on May 18 Kentucky’s Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announced that 506 positions had been cut: 191 faculty and 315 staff. These cuts were due to a $26 million shortfall, a combination of declining enrollment and …

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