http://bgc.pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Ex-Offender-Workforce-2.jpg 349 524 Dave McMahon http://bgc.pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logotext_360x70.png Dave McMahon2015-07-23 16:14:242015-07-23 16:14:242015 Special Recognition: The Ex-Offender Workforce Entrepreneur Project
Discover how an innovative housing and treatment program uses small farm-driven entrepreneurial enterprise to improve prisoner recovery, skillset development, and workforce integration.
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Learn about a new education and re-entry initiative wherein high performing prisoners serving mid-to-long term sentences could earn a four-year college degree and repay the state for educating them through government employment.
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The US spends $1.7 billion each year on the maintenance of approximately 77,000 lots that sit empty and unused. Learn how an online database can save local governments money while generating economic development.
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Discover how collaboration within the federal government has produced an all-inclusive online portal designed to help businesspeople take advantage of government tools and benefits.
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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.
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2013 WINNER: In traditional job training programs, the unemployed get training and hope they can find jobs that match their acquired skills up to 3, 6, or 9 months from now. Learn why on-the-job training may be the better option.
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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.
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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.
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2013 Runner Up: MassChallenge is the largest accelerator program and startup competition in the world. This post explores the program's growing impact on job creation and state revenue generation.
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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.