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Case Study: Tourism In Traditional Brazilian Quilombo Communities – From Theory Into Practice, Carolin Lusby, Thais Pinheiro Sep 2019

Case Study: Tourism In Traditional Brazilian Quilombo Communities – From Theory Into Practice, Carolin Lusby, Thais Pinheiro

Journal of Global Business Insights

This case study discusses an initiative to aid a traditional Quilombo community in the State of Rio de Janeiro through community-based tourism (CBT). Through the Young Leaders of Americas program, a US Department of State funded initiative, the authors worked together in Brazil and the United States to increase visibility, linkages and awareness of this CBT project. The paper highlights how research in the field influenced what specific steps would be taken in practice to increase the benefits of tourism for the community. CBT as a concept is briefly discussed, and a background of Quilombos in Brazil is given.


Examining Inclusive Growth: Minority-Owned Firms In The Cleveland-Elyria Msa Brief, Iryna Lendel Sep 2019

Examining Inclusive Growth: Minority-Owned Firms In The Cleveland-Elyria Msa Brief, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report provides insight on minority business ownership in the 5-county Cleveland-Elyria Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cleveland MSA) using data from the 2007 and 2012 U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners. Minority-owned businesses in the Cleveland MSA represented 20% of all firms in 2012. The majority of these firms, 71%, were owned by African American entrepreneurs (24,618), while 14% (4,959 firms) were Asian-owned. Overall, Asian firms have higher combined sales than African American firms ($1.9 billion versus $972 million); resulting in higher sales per firm. Targeted public policies assisting in revenue generation in the African American ...


2019 Cuyahoga County Economic Development Plan: Indicators And Projections Brief, Iryna Lendel, Iryna Demko, Matthew B. Ellerbrock Aug 2019

2019 Cuyahoga County Economic Development Plan: Indicators And Projections Brief, Iryna Lendel, Iryna Demko, Matthew B. Ellerbrock

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Center For Economic Development Welcomes The White House Opportunity And Revitalization Council And U.S. Eda, Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Matthew B. Ellerbrock Aug 2019

Center For Economic Development Welcomes The White House Opportunity And Revitalization Council And U.S. Eda, Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Matthew B. Ellerbrock

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Disruptive Growth Through Co-Working Industry: Economic Impact Of Potential Real Estate Market Intervention In Cleveland, Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Iryna Demko, Nick Zingale May 2019

Disruptive Growth Through Co-Working Industry: Economic Impact Of Potential Real Estate Market Intervention In Cleveland, Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Iryna Demko, Nick Zingale

Urban Publications

This report reviews the current state of the co-working industry and its potential for growth according to current supply-demand relationships as it relates to larger economic movements and to the regional market for Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding area. The report analyzes factors that influence co-working growth and uptake and projects the likely state of the industry in coming years. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature and scope of co-working supply and demand and develops a typology that can identify benefits and approaches for distinct types of co-workers and co-working stakeholders.


Planning An Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Norfolk Virginia, Matthew A. Cline Jan 2019

Planning An Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Norfolk Virginia, Matthew A. Cline

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

Provides an overview of Norfolk’s emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem and challenges associated with its disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Presents policy recommendations in creating more equitable environment for these small business ventures.


2017 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse, Ira Demko, Nicholas C. Zingale May 2018

2017 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse, Ira Demko, Nicholas C. Zingale

Urban Publications

The 2018 report on the economic impact of companies funded and/or assisted by the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program (ESP) shows findings and evidence of the growth of the supported firms over time. These companies not only have a significant workforce and expenditures, they also have a total of 2,313 issued patents and 6,777 patents pending. In 2017 alone, there were 891 issued patents and 920 patents pending.

The ESP is a collaborative entrepreneurial support network funded in part by Ohio Third Frontier that includes accelerators, incubators, angel funds, and other organizations dedicated to commercializing technologies ...


2016 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse May 2017

2016 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse

Urban Publications

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that were supported in the past by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program (ESP) in 2016. The ESP is a collaborative entrepreneurial support network funded in part by Ohio Third Frontier that includes accelerators, incubators, angel funds, and other organizations dedicated to commercializing technologies and fostering promising entrepreneurial ventures in Northeast Ohio. The companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and/or direct investment funding from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP.


High-Growth Firms: Delineating Definitions, Industries, And Business Cycle Performance, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Serena Alexander, Ellen Cyran, Deborah D. Hoover, Ray Leach Jan 2017

High-Growth Firms: Delineating Definitions, Industries, And Business Cycle Performance, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Serena Alexander, Ellen Cyran, Deborah D. Hoover, Ray Leach

Ellen Cyran

There are strong reasons to believe that public policy affects the prevalence and success of entrepreneurial firms, and there is consensus in the literature that high-growth firms (HGFs), a specific subset of entrepreneurial firms that have a propensity to be employment generators in the economy, contribute significantly to employment growth (see, for example, Acs & Mueller, 2008; Acs, Parsons, & Tracy, 2008; Birch & Medoff, 1994; Choi, Robertson, & Rupasingha, 2013, Clayton, Sadeghi, Spletzer, & Talan, 2013; Kirchhoff, 1994; Mason & Brown, 2013; Stangler, 2010; Thurik, 2009). Moreover, authors have called for policy makers to provide HGFs with the resources they need in order to grow (Mason & Brown, 2013; Shane, 2009). However, due to the lack of agreement in the literature on how ...


Practitioner Guidebook: Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Merissa Piazza Dec 2016

Practitioner Guidebook: Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Merissa Piazza

Urban Publications

This study, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on two major empirical questions: 1) Does the theoretical model established by Stangler and Bell-Masterson (2015) quantitatively hold for regions? Meaning, when the theoretical model is empirically evaluated, will the same data groupings emerge? and 2) What are the key indicators which entrepreneurs and the economic literature view as essential for entrepreneurial ecosystem vibrancy?


Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Caroline Taich, Merissa Piazza, Kara Carter, Alexa Wilcox Dec 2016

Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Caroline Taich, Merissa Piazza, Kara Carter, Alexa Wilcox

Urban Publications

Examining entrepreneurial ecosystem measurement is an interesting and important research activity for several reasons. First, there is a significant amount of taxpayer investment in play through public financing of small businesses and early stage companies. Second, practitioners and funders are currently seeking ways to expand entrepreneurial activity in order to increase regional prosperity.

The goal of this research study is to quantitatively and qualitatively explore the indicators of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on two major questions: 1) what are the indicators of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and which of these best reflect ...


Reconsidering The Regional Economic Development Impacts Of Higher Education Institutions In The United States., Joshua Drucker Jun 2016

Reconsidering The Regional Economic Development Impacts Of Higher Education Institutions In The United States., Joshua Drucker

Joshua Drucker

This study models relationships between United States higher education activities and regional economic performance, 2001 – 2011. Advances include incorporating all degree-granting institutions; estimating spatial spillovers; and comparing multiple economic outcomes, including production and entrepreneurship. Higher education impacts vary by outcome measure but are less influential than in previous studies. Spillovers are substantial up to 60 miles (97 km), reflecting considerable influence across space. More advanced degrees, science and engineering education, and population educational attainment are positively associated with entrepreneurial activity. These findings encourage the traditional university missions of research and teaching, and general policies promoting entrepreneurship, to support economic performance ...


A Complement, Not A Competitor: How Public Markets Can Support Business Districts In Worcester, Ron M. Barron May 2016

A Complement, Not A Competitor: How Public Markets Can Support Business Districts In Worcester, Ron M. Barron

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

The purpose of this paper is to examine the possible economic and community development impacts of entry-level public markets (e.g. fixed location markets, farmers markets, etc.) on the communities in which they operate. While there is extensive literature around their benefits to vendors, community health and public space, there is comparative little on the interplay between these markets and more traditional brick and mortar businesses. The background and definition of these markets, the basic common characteristics that define them, and some of the benefits they can offer for economic and community development are each explored. It then examines two ...


High-Growth Firms: Delineating Definitions, Industries, And Business Cycle Performance, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Serena Alexander, Ellen Cyran, Deborah D. Hoover, Ray Leach May 2016

High-Growth Firms: Delineating Definitions, Industries, And Business Cycle Performance, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Serena Alexander, Ellen Cyran, Deborah D. Hoover, Ray Leach

Urban Publications

There are strong reasons to believe that public policy affects the prevalence and success of entrepreneurial firms, and there is consensus in the literature that high-growth firms (HGFs), a specific subset of entrepreneurial firms that have a propensity to be employment generators in the economy, contribute significantly to employment growth (see, for example, Acs & Mueller, 2008; Acs, Parsons, & Tracy, 2008; Birch & Medoff, 1994; Choi, Robertson, & Rupasingha, 2013, Clayton, Sadeghi, Spletzer, & Talan, 2013; Kirchhoff, 1994; Mason & Brown, 2013; Stangler, 2010; Thurik, 2009). Moreover, authors have called for policy makers to provide HGFs with the resources they need in order to grow (Mason & Brown, 2013; Shane, 2009). However, due to the lack of agreement in the literature on how ...


2015 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk Apr 2016

2015 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk

Urban Publications

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that have been supported by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) in 2015. Companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and direct investment funding or purely technical assistance from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP. It is important to note that North Coast Angel Fund invests in companies throughout Ohio and the economic outcomes generated by these firms are included in the statewide economic impact reported here; while the remainder of the ESP’s entrepreneurial acceleration activities are mostly located in ...


The Forward Cities Cleveland Experience: Overview And Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Sydney Martis Jan 2016

The Forward Cities Cleveland Experience: Overview And Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Sydney Martis

Urban Publications

The city of Cleveland is part of Forward Cities, a four-city initiative focused on inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship. Forward Cities is a national learning collaborative, and its two-year pilot project includes the cities of Cleveland, Detroit, Durham, and New Orleans.

Forward Cities gives participating cities an opportunity to:

  • Explore issues of inclusive innovation (so that the city/region’s current entrepreneurial boom does not leave the most vulnerable behind);
  • Identify the most effective ways for supporting and developing leaders, entrepreneurs and businesses, in low income neighborhoods; and
  • Discuss strategies to build innovative leadership and an entrepreneurial workforce, especially in traditionally ...


Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase Dec 2015

Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase Dec 2015

Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


2013 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

2013 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that have been supported by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP).1 Companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and/or direct investment funding from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP. It is important to note that North Coast Angel Fund invests in companies throughout Ohio and the economic outcomes generated by these firms are included in the statewide economic impact reported here; while the remainder of the ESP’s entrepreneurial acceleration activities are confined geographically to the 21 counties of ...


Central Georgia Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joe Andre, Elorm M. Tsegah, Eunkyu Lee, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

Central Georgia Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joe Andre, Elorm M. Tsegah, Eunkyu Lee, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


2012 Economic Impact Of Jumpstart Inc. Portfolio And Client Companies, Candice Clouse, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

2012 Economic Impact Of Jumpstart Inc. Portfolio And Client Companies, Candice Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


2014 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

2014 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that have been supported by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) in 2014. Companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and direct investment funding from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP or purely technical assistance. It is important to note that North Coast Angel Fund invests in companies throughout Ohio and the economic outcomes generated by these firms are included in the statewide economic impact reported here; while the remainder of the ESP’s entrepreneurial acceleration activities are confined geographically to ...


The Role Of Small Business: A Tale Of Two Cities, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

The Role Of Small Business: A Tale Of Two Cities, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


2013 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian Apr 2014

2013 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that have been supported by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP).1 Companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and/or direct investment funding from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP. It is important to note that North Coast Angel Fund invests in companies throughout Ohio and the economic outcomes generated by these firms are included in the statewide economic impact reported here; while the remainder of the ESP’s entrepreneurial acceleration activities are confined geographically to the 21 counties of ...


2012 Economic Impact Of Jumpstart Inc. Portfolio And Client Companies, Candice Clouse, Ziona Austrian Jul 2013

2012 Economic Impact Of Jumpstart Inc. Portfolio And Client Companies, Candice Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Minority Participation In Technology Based Growth Industries In Northeast Ohio, Merissa Piazza, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian, Ellen Cyran Mar 2013

Minority Participation In Technology Based Growth Industries In Northeast Ohio, Merissa Piazza, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian, Ellen Cyran

Ellen Cyran

No abstract provided.


Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Northwest Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation And Survival Trends In Ohio, Afia Yamoah, Ziona Austrian, Joel A. Elvery Jan 2013

New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation And Survival Trends In Ohio, Afia Yamoah, Ziona Austrian, Joel A. Elvery

Ziona Austrian

The Ohio New Establishments Dynamics data (O-NED) is a new data set, developed by the College and Center. O-NED tracks employment and number of establishments for establishments that first started employing people between the 2nd quarter of 1997 and the 1st quarter of 2008. The report “New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation and Survival Trends in Ohio” summarizes how trends in employment growth and establishment survivorship differ across sectors of the economy and various regions of Ohio. This new data set allows us to analyze the number of establishments born in a specific year called “birth cohort” and document their survival ...


Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel Jan 2013

Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel

Ziona Austrian

This report describes the findings from the third study of Dashboard indicators using the framework that was developed in the previous two studies. The framework resulted in a set of indicators that explains the dynamics of regional economic growth for large and mid-sized metropolitan areas in the United States. The objective of this study is to continue monitoring the performance of Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas over time and in comparison to other metropolitan areas across the United States.


Northwest Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Northwest Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This report is associated with "Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis"