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On Sept. 8, 2016 The Small Business Development Center at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is convening the 2016 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit for a conversation about the region’s preparedness to support entrepreneurial innovations, start-up technology efforts and the transfer of scientific research of mature technology available for commercial use.
Don Macke talks economic development and e-ship in a workshop last week in Arizona.
In this video interview, Don Macke tells Vision West North Dakota workshop attendees how understanding generational differences helps build community.