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Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Spotlight at White House Today

Tue, 2015-08-04 15:43

Today, President Obama is hosting the White House’s first ever Demo Day, casting a spotlight on inclusive entrepreneurship and the importance of...

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Filling the Innovation Gap for Women’s Empowerment

Tue, 2015-08-04 14:28

Did you know that U.S. women create and control a vast and growing amount of wealth? Women control $11.2 trillion, or 39% of our nation’s $28.6 trillion investable assets. Every year, more and...

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Startup in a Day: Four Things You Should Know

Tue, 2015-08-04 13:58

Today, as part of White House Demo Day, we’re excited to announce the 25 cities and two Native American communities who won the Small Business Administration (SBA) Startup in a Day competition launched in June.

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Innovation Can Happen Anywhere

Tue, 2015-08-04 12:41

Cross-post from the Economic Development Administration (EDA)
These days, there is a lot of talk about “innovation hubs.” When people think about innovation, many think about tech-heavy areas like Silicon Valley or Austin, Texas with young start-up CEOs in jeans and a hoodie. Or they think of big cities like Boston and Atlanta where giant companies invest in research and development for the next scientific breakthrough.

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The Clean Power Plan: Myths and Facts

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:56

Today, as part of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single-largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The Clean Power Plan is an historic step in the fight against climate change. It sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, while creating tens of thousands of jobs.

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What the Clean Power Plan Means For America

Mon, 2015-08-03 09:35

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BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most...
Posted by The White House on Saturday, August 1, 2015

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6 Factors In Effective Business Signage

Mon, 2015-08-03 00:00

What’s the first thing that prospective customers see when they approach your business? Your signage tells them where you are, draws their attention and attracts them into your business (or...

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Effective Business Signage: 6 Factors

Mon, 2015-08-03 00:00

What’s the first thing that prospective customers see when they approach your business? Your signage tells them where you are, draws their attention and attracts them into your business (or...

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Innovative Research Helps Emergency Responders Better Communicate While Indoors

Fri, 2015-07-31 15:43

Nearly everyone is familiar with the need to step outside a building to complete a wireless call. Modern building materials, such as aluminum, steel and even specially-coated window glass, significantly reduce or even block wireless signals.
While it might be inconvenient for your average mobile device user, it could become a matter of life or death for an emergency first responder. Police officers and firefighters cannot stop what they are doing to leave a building in order to communicate during a time of crisis.

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