Thursday, May 26, 2011

Entrepreneurship Chair Leads Research 

Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship, will head concentrated research for the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies to investigate the performance of EGCs through economic cycles and how they contribute to job creation and economic prosperity. [DNJ article]

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Destination Rutherford Nets $2.5M in Pledges
Started some 8 years ago when a BERC study found the county's average wages weren't rising, Destination Rutherford officials said Tuesday they've raised 63 percent of a $4 million goal as they unveiled a five-year mission to create 5,000 jobs here with projected earnings of $219 million. The jobs initiative calls for creating 4,396 indirect positions with a $166 million payroll for a total impact of 9,396 jobs and $385 million in earnings by sometime in 2015. More than 50 percent of the jobs are expected to pay above the average Rutherford County wage of $41,964, which is about $1,600 more than the state average. [Daily News Journal, May 10)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tennessee's Business: Social Enterprise

Tennessee's Business: Social Entreprise issue is now online. This issue is dedicated to the memory of Richard Hannah.

Articles include:
  • Rethinking the Entrepreneurial Spectrum
    by Richard Hannah (1951-2011), professor, Department of Economics and Finance, MTSU
  • Social Ventures as Learning Laboratories
    by J. Gregory Dees, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University
  • Adventures in Fair Trade
    by Mark Sloneker, social entrepreneur, Orijyn
  • Nashville-Based Online Store Helps Cambodian Women Take Greater Control of Their Lives
    by Ann Walling, retired assistant rector, St. David's Episcopal Church, Nashville
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Higher Education
    by Bernard Turner, director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Service-Learning, Belmont University
  • Good Fortune in Cleveland, Tennessee
    by Jennifer Jack, social entrepreneur, Good Fortune Soap
  • You Can't Fish without a River
    by Guy Larry Osborne, Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Studies, Carson-Newman College
  • A Unique Opportunity for Socially Responsible Businesses
    by Ned Hallowell, nationally renowned expert on ADD