2014 Better Government Competition Guidelines: Leveraging Technology to Transform the Public Sector
Each year the Better Government Competition focuses on one of the country’s biggest challenges. The 2014 competition seeks technological solutions to create greater efficiency, transparency, cost-effectiveness, and higher quality service in the public sector. The Institute seeks creative ideas and approaches utilizing technology, information systems, and telecommunications to make government more affordable, accessible, efficient, and less susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse. Importantly, we seek ideas that are protective of individual rights.
2013 Compendium of Winning Entries – Better Government Competition
These nine great ideas to help create and grow jobs were selected by a distinguished panel of judges commissioned by Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank. The winner received $10,000, and the runners up each received $1,000.
Evaluating State Incentives for Business
2013 Runner Up: Massachusetts spends over $2.2 billion per year on jobs incentives such as film tax credits, but not all serve their purpose. Discover a three-part assessment system to help state agencies determine whether to introduce a new incentive.
Reinventing the Local Economy Through Sustainable Urban Redevelopment
2013 Runner Up: Over 15 years ago, North Charleston, S.C. experienced the closure of its major naval base. Today, the city has exciting new plans to revitalize its local economy and culture.
Freeing Entrepreneurs from Overreaching Government Regulations
2013 Runner Up: Municipal regulations are hindering entrepreneurial growth in several major cities. A reduction in regulations has the potential to expand employment opportunities throughout regional industries, from taxicabs to home-based businesses.
Steve Forbes Delivers Keynote at 2013 Better Government Competition Awards Dinner
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, will deliver the keynote address at Pioneer Institute’s 2013 Better Government Competition Awards ceremony on September 30th, from 6-9 pm, in Boston.
CropCircle Kitchen, Inc.
2013 Special Recognition Awardee: A program encouraging aspiring culinary entrepreneurs by providing access to kitchen and culinary equipment, training and development aid.
2013 Special Recognition Awardee: A public-private partnership providing workplace experience to low-income and minority youth.
Job Creation on a Budget: How Regional Industry Clusters Can Spur Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation
2013 Special Recognition Awardee: Learn how states can support regional industry or innovation clusters, to reignite innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation in their metropolitan and rural areas, and get back on the road to prosperity.