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The business road map to success stretches across the United States— beyond Silicon Valley and even the biggest cities. So where else is business booming, and what are the factors driving that success?

Free Enterprise is exploring through a year long journey how entrepreneurs and businesses are faring outside established urban centers. In places like Oklahoma City; Des Moines, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, elected officials and businesses are harnessing resources to fuel economic growth.

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The Cure for Cancer May Come from San Diego. Here’s Why.

San Diego may be one of America’s hottest tourist destinations, but it’s also becoming known as a hotbed of tech-driven oncology startups.

The Cure for Cancer May Come from San Diego. Here’s Why.

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San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Investors are seeing San Diego as a viable place to launch a company, but startup boosters in the city want to see their venture capital as well.

San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

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Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

Green tech startups are not only growing innovative environmental solutions in Portland, Ore., they’re also driving the Pacific Northwestern city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem forward. Increasingly referred to as “Silicon Forest,” the Beaver State’s largest city is home to several vibrant startup niches, including education and health tech. But none has seen as much growth over the past decade as the clean tech sector, according to the 2017 Innovation That Matters report. The city ranked 10th on the freshly released extensive analysis, which examined the health of technology-driven startup ecosystems in 25 American cities. The report was conducted by 1776, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C__TEC) and FreeEnterprise.com. Dozens of established and nascent environmental technology-focused enterprises have cropped up in and around the City of Roses in recent years. Stephen Green, an economist, entrepreneur and board member of the state’s Oregon Growth Board, says […]

Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

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Meet The Real Estate Techpreneurs Behind Portland’s Burgeoning Startup Scene

Find out how these tech-savvy real estate entrepreneurs are driving Portland, Oregon's innovation ecosystem forward.

Meet The Real Estate Techpreneurs Behind Portland’s Burgeoning Startup Scene

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Tomorrow’s Silicon Valley? A Look At America’s 7 Hottest Startup Cities (Infographic)

From Seattle to Philadelphia, these are the top 7 American cities to see the most innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem improvement over the last year.

Tomorrow’s Silicon Valley? A Look At America’s 7 Hottest Startup Cities (Infographic)

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This May Be The Biggest Barrier Stunting America’s Innovative Startups

The most pervasive barrier stymying the advancement of tech-focused American startups can be boiled down into one word: disconnectedness.

This May Be The Biggest Barrier Stunting America’s Innovative Startups

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Innovation That Matters: These Are America’s 10 Hottest Tech Startup Cities

Of tech hubs examined in the 2017 Innovation That Matters Report, 10 rose to the top as the hottest American cities to launch a tech startup from right now.

Innovation That Matters: These Are America’s 10 Hottest Tech Startup Cities

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Hollywood Startups Step Into The Spotlight

Hollywood is shining bright as a hotbed of technology startup activity. Fueled by access to film studios, storytellers and stars, more and more digital entrepreneurs are setting up shop in the entertainment capital of the world to make their mark.

Hollywood Startups Step Into The Spotlight

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These Retail Entrepreneurs Are Unboxing L.A.’s Manufacturing Revival

Los Angeles may be best known for palm trees, movie stars and laid-back surfers, but it’s also awash in thousands of ambitious, young entrepreneurs.

These Retail Entrepreneurs Are Unboxing L.A.’s Manufacturing Revival

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Board Meetings: Meet the Gnarly Startup Surfers of Los Angeles’s Silicon Beach

Teeming with more than 11,820 new companies, Los Angeles is fast becoming one of the hottest locales in the U.S. to launch from.

Board Meetings: Meet the Gnarly Startup Surfers of Los Angeles’s Silicon Beach

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