PDE-News (2/28/11): Ireland’s Second Miracle

Ireland’s Second Miracle
In 2009, the Irish economy underwent one of the deepest recessions in the EU, with its economy shrinking by as much as 10%. Late in 2010, Ireland received 85bn euros financial rescue package. Clearly, the winner of Ireland´s general elections held on Sunday (according to polls so far Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny) will have a lot on his shoulders. However, if the past is any indication, Ireland has the potential to resurge economically. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/Irelands-Second-Miracle.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
‘Great Potential’ for Afghanistan Entrepreneurship
A new report on expeditionary economics from the Kauffman Foundation touts the ‘unrecognized and untapped economic potential’ in Afghanistan’s private sector. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/Great-Potential-for-Afghanistan-Entrepreneurship.aspx

EDA Grantees in Ohio Recognized
Two northeast Ohio economic development organizations were singled out last week by President Obama and members of his Cabinet–including Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills–during a recent forum in Cleveland. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/EDA-Grantees-in-Ohio-Recognized.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
A number of hearings are scheduled for the week ahead in both houses of Congress, including testimony by Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Energy Chu and Secretary of Treasury Geithner. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-022811.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-2228.aspx