Oldies but goodies.

Urban Innovation

They’re not necessarily the cities with the youngest population, the most venture capital investment, the most startups, nor the trendiest neighborhoods — but their the most innovative.   Recently, CNN Money ranked the top ten most innovative cities in the U.S.  The ranking is listed below along with how each city Innovationinnovation_1

Components For Innovation

Every regional economic development group strives to achieve and be named the next innovation hub — the place with the correct balance of all the variables required to attract and grow startup companies.  It’s been debated and a general consensus has been reached that Silicon Valley can’t be replicated, but For Innovationinnovationhub_1

Metro Economic Growth

Earlier this week, new figures on economic growth were released from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The data, which measured economic output as gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, showed that real GDP increased in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas that year. Below you can see the hubs Economic Growthcityscape_1

Investors Find Innovation

Recently, Inc. published the Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies.  Not only do they list the top performers each year, they also slice the data to shows which industries are growing and where those companies are located. Below is the breakdown of where the top 5000 companies Find Innovationgrowth_1

Startups Disrupting Digital Health

Several of the professionals associated with Polus Capital have held executive positions at healthcare companies.  As regulatory issues are being ironed-out and implemented, the healthcare industry is ripe for disruption.  RockHealth, the very progressive organization that funds and supports startups building the next generation of technologies transforming healthcare, releases venture Disrupting Digital HealthhealthIT_1

U.S. Entrepreneurs: The More The Better?

It seems like every research institute and economic development organization is measuring the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and then trying to take the temperature of the entrepreneur ecosystem.  Are we healthy? The success of a company is hard to measure, especially in the company’s early stages — some Entrepreneurs: The More The Better?entrep_1