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NJ Economic Development Agency Sells $2.2 Billion in Bonds
New Jersey's Economic Development Authority has recently reported to have sold almost $2.2 billion in bonds. According to William Quinn, spokesman for the state Treasury Department, the state...more



Indiegogo\
Indiegogo, the popular global fundraising and crowdfunding site, will be introducing a new pilot program called "Forever Funding" that will enable anyone with a successful campaign to keep raising...more

Iowa\
Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente  la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

Social Enterprise Guide: Attracting Community Interest While Investing Into Valuable Work
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes a handy guide for the social entrepreneurs since, like any business, in any industry and in any economy, "not everything is perfect". Saeed lists down...more

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more

Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

Hope Outreach Homeless Believes Work Builds Self-Respect
Hope Outreach Homeless Ministry believes work builds self-respect and has since been putting people to work to garner assistance. According to Leland Streck, head of the ministry, they get people...more

LIVE: Forbes Social Entrepreneur with Harvard Professor Robert S. Kaplan
Devin Thorpe, a Forbes entrepreneur, interviews former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs and Harvard Professor Robert Steven Kaplan in this live video chat. Kaplan recently finished his second book...more

3 Technologies that Foster Learning in STEM
Professor and editor of The Edvocate, Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., writes about the main resources that incorporate STEM learning. In his Huffington Post article, he cites three technologies that...more




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