Welcome to the latest roundup of news from the entrepreneurial ecosystem building field.
Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship
A recent report from the Kauffman Foundation offers in-depth measures, reports, and accompanying interactive data visualizations that present entrepreneurial trends in the United States.
Jump off the Business Recruitment Train: The Real Returns are in Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship
Tired of that tired old business attraction economic development strategy in your community? MainStreetAmerica has a nice little data-rich primer that, among other things, argues “data demonstrates that spending scarce resources on flashy marketing campaigns designed to convince a business to move to your commercial district gets a bad return on investment when compared to pivoting capacity and resources toward mining your community’s nascent entrepreneurs.”
Throwing a Rock and Hitting Entrepreneurs in Saint Louis, MO
Mike Bynum is an Ecosystem Builder from Saint Louis, Missouri. He joined the Mug.news show to discuss the robust ecosystem in Saint Louis and his approach to best-supporting entrepreneurs within their community.
Complexity as a Mindset
Anika Horn explains why thinking in complex adaptive systems makes us better ecosystem builders.