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August 26, 2013
The Edward Lowe Foundation has completely redesigned YourEconomy.org (YE), its online research tool. In addition to a slew of enhancements, the new platform provides more up-to-date data — including calendar year 2012 — making it easier for economic development professionals to track business activity, identify growth companies and target their programs more effectively.
June 12, 2013
To continue building their companies, growth entrepreneurs depend on short-term, liquid sources of debt financing such as bank loans, even though winning a thumbs-up from bankers is no cakewalk. Yet University of New Hampshire researchers have shed new light on how entrepreneurs can influence their creditworthiness.
May 15, 2013
Researchers at the Edward Lowe Foundation’s Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies (IEGC), University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have advanced the longstanding theory of regional income convergence — and revealed new insights about the geographic dynamics of the U.S. economy.
February 13, 2013
Traditionally researchers have looked at either absolute growth or relative growth to evaluate how much or how fast businesses are expanding. Yet IEGC research fellow Gary Kunkle points to a third metric, sustained growth — the number of times a company expands over a period of years — that provides new insights into economic development.
December 6, 2012
Both private equity and venture capital financing dramatically accelerate sales and job growth of small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, according to a new study being released by the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies (IEGC) and Pepperdine University.
December 3, 2012
The Edward Lowe Foundation Board of Trustees has announced a new leadership structure following the resignation of Mark Lange as executive director, who will leave at the end of 2012.
November 26, 2012
The Edward Lowe Foundation will host a public open house from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, to showcase its new headquarters building.
March 9, 2012
YourEconomy.org (YE), the Edward Lowe Foundation’s unique tool for tracking economic performance, has launched its redesigned website — with NETS data for calendar years 1995 through 2009.
September 29, 2011
To celebrate its new Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies (IEGC), the Edward Lowe Foundation will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The ceremony will take place at the NASDAQ MarketSite Studio in New York at 3:45 p.m.
September 27, 2011
Until recently, researchers seeking data on company growth and employment changes have had to rely on government statistics based on ES-202 data. Yet the National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) Database provides a new option that enables researchers to track establishment-level data.
August 11, 2011
New startups are often billed as the stars of economic growth. Yet according to a paper being released by the Edward Lowe Foundation, it’s actually existing, expanding companies that contribute most to U.S. job creation. In fact, from 1990 to 2008, existing companies generated 71 percent more new jobs than startups.
June 10, 2011
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has recognized the Edward Lowe Foundation for excellence in economic development research. The foundation was honored for YE+, a subscription platform on its YourEconomy.org website that provides researchers with advanced capabilities for tracking business activity and job growth.
May 2, 2011
The Edward Lowe Foundation today announced its new partnership with the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation to establish a new research and education institute focusing on job growth and capital access for developing companies in the United States.
April 25, 2011
Twenty-six aspiring entrepreneurs from Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg and Marcellus high schools participated in Young Entrepreneurs Day on Thursday, April 21.
January 23, 2011
A fire broke out early this morning in the headquarters building of the Edward Lowe Foundation. The foundation’s alarm service reported the fire, and several local fire departments responded, led by Penn Township.
April 15, 2010
This marks the fifth year that the Edward Lowe Foundation will sponsor two Young Entrepreneurs Day events that give high school students from Cass, Van Buren and Berrien counties a chance to jump-start career plans.
October 8, 2009
The International Economic Development Council has honored the Edward Lowe Foundation for YourEconomy.org, its online research tool that tracks business activity in local communities and across the country.
April 27, 2009
The Edward Lowe Foundation will host approximately 25 zoo officials when members of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Species Survival Plan (EMR SSP) hold their annual meeting May 4 to 8 at Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s headquarters in southwest Michigan.
October 31, 2008
When it comes to economic-development, the recruitment of companies typically takes center stage and grabs headlines. Yet what really drives new jobs is the expansion of existing, local companies, according to YourEconomy.org (www.youreconomy.org).
October 15, 2008
Farmers in Cass County will now be able to get more accurate, up-to-date information for planting and crop-management decisions, thanks to a new high-tech weather station that the Edward Lowe Foundation is hosting for Michigan State University at Big Rock Valley
October 7, 2008
The Edward Lowe Foundation is trying to accelerate development of old-growth forest, a disappearing ecosystem that plays a critical role in biodiversity.
June 26, 2008
On Wed., June 25, the Edward Lowe Foundation will host a grand opening of its Information Center, located at the foundation’s Decatur Road entrance. The building, which resembles a one-room schoolhouse from the outside, has served various functions over the years, but now houses a historical exhibit of Ed Lowe’s business ventures and initiatives to…