Welcome to the latest roundup of news from the entrepreneurial ecosystem building field.

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Growing Jobs is More Effective than Recruiting Jobs

A new report from Sparkyard adds fuel to Ecosystem Builder’s arguments that growing an economy through entrepreneurship is more effective than attraction-based economic development. 2019 data from Fort Worth shows entrepreneurs created 12,500 jobs while 2,390 jobs came from corporate relocations. In other words, new companies generated 5.2 times more jobs than attraction-based economic development.

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3 new ways to empower your entrepreneurial community

Sourcelink’s Dara Macan shares three recommendations for empowering your ecosystem equitably and inclusively  in 2022.

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Startup Champions Network Spring Summit Wrap-up

Ecosystem builders from 56 cities in 27 states and 2 countries recently converged on the Triangle in North Carolina for Startup Champions Network’s spring summit.

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