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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’

Silicon Cities | True innovation

Veteran Employment By the Numbers: America’s Heroes At Work (Infographic)

Check out this informative infographic to find out how those who bravely served our country are faring when returning to the civilian working world.

Veteran Employment By the Numbers: America’s Heroes At Work (Infographic)

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How One Veteran is Turning Combat Soldiers into Artists and Building a Business (Video)

There are 3 million wounded veterans in America and one entrepreneur is determined to make their lives better.

How One Veteran is Turning Combat Soldiers into Artists and Building a Business (Video)

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15 Fascinating Facts about US-France Economic Relations

Here are 15 fascinating facts about U.S.-France economic relations.

15 Fascinating Facts about US-France Economic Relations

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It’s Aliiive: How One Entrepreneur Went from Fighting Crime to the Scare Business

Just in time for scaring season, find out why this detective-turned-entrepreneur gave up fighting crime to run a haunted Halloween hayride.

It’s Aliiive: How One Entrepreneur Went from Fighting Crime to the Scare Business

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The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

Each U.S. metropolitan areas is strong in a particular industry or sector. In the diverse economy of Des Moines, Iowa, that specialty would be insurance.

The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

Creating opportunity | Smart government

How Startup Optoro Helps Groupon Keep Returns Out of the Trash

When Groupon doubled-down on slashing its product waste and carbon emissions, the ecommerce giant turned to a startup called Optoro.

How Startup Optoro Helps Groupon Keep Returns Out of the Trash

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The Scoop: How These Ice Cream Entrepreneurs Turned Ugly Fruit Into Sweet Success

Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek screamed for ice cream together as kids. Now they make a living off of the sticky-sweet stuff together in some really cool and unique ways.

The Scoop: How These Ice Cream Entrepreneurs Turned Ugly Fruit Into Sweet Success

America at work | Doing good

3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

With tomorrow being Veterans Day, we decided to devote each of our stories this week to more than 21 million Americans who have served in the military.

3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

America at work | Creating opportunity | Doing good

Here’s Where Your Christmas Tree Comes From

Ever asked where do Christmas trees come from? We spoke with a Christmas tree farmer to learn everything we could about the mysterious—and ubiquitous—tree.

Here’s Where Your Christmas Tree Comes From

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Energy Strong: How Shell Saved a Houston Area Neighborhood After Harvey

During and after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, countless members of America’s energy industry worked to evacuate those in danger.

Energy Strong: How Shell Saved a Houston Area Neighborhood After Harvey

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From Brain Surgery Patient to HealthTech Entrepreneur: One Founder’s Remarkable Journey

Not long after undergoing emergency brain surgery, Ashlyn Sanders created a device designed to protect fellow seizure sufferers from oral trauma.

From Brain Surgery Patient to HealthTech Entrepreneur: One Founder’s Remarkable Journey

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