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Why You Should Move to Sioux Falls

Home to just shy of 165,000 people, Sioux Falls ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. over the past decade and the fastest in its home state.

Why You Should Move to Sioux Falls

Creating opportunity

Oklahoma City Incubator Leaves Its Mark on Local Entrepreneurs

At Moore Norman Technology Center's Business Development Center (BDC), motivated entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to transform their startup ideas into thriving, profitable businesses.

Oklahoma City Incubator Leaves Its Mark on Local Entrepreneurs

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A New Leash on Life for Greensboro’s Developmentally Disabled Adults

Founded in 2011 and now a thriving nonprofit, arcBARKS provides vocational training to developmentally disabled adults in Greensboro, North Carolina.

A New Leash on Life for Greensboro’s Developmentally Disabled Adults

Creating opportunity | Doing good

Oregon Homebuilder Helps Low-Income Families Attain the American Dream

Founded in 1998 by Oregon homebuilder Hayden Homes, First Story has donated more than $760,000 to local charities and given 53 families the gift of equity.

Oregon Homebuilder Helps Low-Income Families Attain the American Dream

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Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

Oklahoma City has become a go-to place for young, educated workers, whose share of the overall population has vastly increased since 2000 as its economy boomed. But why?

Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

America at work | Creating opportunity | Smart government

Social Stormwatch in Your City

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– Chris Weldon wants to kick Twitter out of the weather business and help TV stations reclaim their dominance. StormPins, the crowdsourced, social weather app he founded, has both goals front and center. Users drop pins or upload images as a storm is happening to create a geo-located, real-time account of what’s happening on the ground. The startup’s paying customers are TV stations, who then use these photos and videos in on-air reports. Weldon’s pitch at Austin’s Challenge Cup won the company the cities category in the competition. After his victory, Weldon explained StormPins’ business model and origins. What is StormPins? It’s a social network for your city that talks about severe weather, breaking news, traffic and crime. Really, we started by looking at Twitter during a severe weather event. There’s a lot of information but it’s not actionable […]

Social Stormwatch in Your City

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Coffee Snobs Rejoice as Regional Shops Proliferate

Here are 5 of the rising stars of the coffee industry that have loyal followings in their regions, giving Starbucks a run for its money.

Coffee Snobs Rejoice as Regional Shops Proliferate

America at work

Looking for a Job? Head to Oklahoma City

Between 2004 and 2014, some 50,000 people moved to Oklahoma City. What drew them there? The area's white-hot economy, for starters.

Looking for a Job? Head to Oklahoma City

America at work | Smart government

The Top Job Creating Industries of 2014

What were 2014’s hot industries? We’ve highlighted the top job-creating industries here—hopefully their positive trends continue through 2015.

The Top Job Creating Industries of 2014

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news on the 1776 site– Energy Guru makes a very special kind of solar boiler. Called SharperSun, the boiler is being used to displace industrial fossil fuel. Most industries are using hot water, thermic fluid, steam or drying. But using the SharperSun technology can reduce their fuel related operating costs, especially as industrial energy usage accounts for 52 percent of total global energy use. Most industrial heat usage is low to medium-temperature, which is the sweet spot for Energy Guru’s product. The Indian startup has received and confirmed orders for projects worth over $500,000. It also won the energy category of the Challenge Cup’s Bangalore competition earlier this month. Cofounder Umesh Choori made the winning pitch and in this interview breaks down the impact of his solar boiler. In May, he’ll advance to the Challenge Festival in D.C. What does Energy Guru do? […]

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Challenge Cup | True innovation

Love Valentine’s Day Candy? You Can Thank This 150-Year-Old Company

There are many different ways to say “I love you.” By NECCO’s estimates, there are roughly 150.

Love Valentine’s Day Candy? You Can Thank This 150-Year-Old Company

America at work | Doing good

Unlucky With Online Dating? Love Consultants Promise to Fix That

The proliferation of dating sites and mobile-based apps offers a host of opportunities—and pitfalls—for male and female online daters alike. But have no fear: Online dating consultants are here to help.

Unlucky With Online Dating? Love Consultants Promise to Fix That

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