I train more than

I train more than 400 economic development professionals each year in entrepreneurship support strategies from all parts of the country.  I use YE to customize these presentations to specific states, counties and regions, showcasing the rise or drop in numbers of businesses by Stage, the growth or decline of specific industries — and to compare and contrast different regions.  YourEconomy.org is a valuable tool to giving those of us in the field high quality, navigable data.

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