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2014-02-20 11:56:02

An entrepreneurial climate is more important than access to financing and banks in encouraging self-employment growth, according to rural economists.

2014-02-04 11:45:44

Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S.

2012-05-23 21:22:58

People in rural counties who work for themselves may add a boost to local economies, improving income and job growth, according to economists.

2012-04-11 22:05:45

The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community's social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists.

2011-08-04 13:53:23

Thinking small and local, not big and global, may help communities ignite long-term economic growth, according to Penn State economists.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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