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Stephanie Tenneson

Stephanie Tenneson

Stephanie works as a Development Analyst with Millier Dickinson Blais. She is primarily interested in how the global economy affects local business development and the role of municipal policy in facilitating economic growth. She has worked on a variety of projects related to value chain diversification, sector strategies and the creative economy and is generally up for learning about anything!

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Articles Posted by Stephanie Tenneson

What is a good unemployment number, really?

On Friday, new unemployment numbers will be released for December. In last month’s report, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, a four-year low. For More...

Why economists are united in their dislike of the Fiscal Cliff deal

One of the truths revealed by the debate over the fiscal cliff is that lawmakers in Washington are in bitter disagreement over the cause of More...

The No-Money startup miracle

Launching a business with very little capital is an increasingly popular option. Here’s how successful bootstrappers never spend a dollar unnecessarily. Continue to link

Pop quiz: Should you do your own marketing?

Until recently, many B2B companies haven’t had to devote serious attention to their marketing. To get their message out to their target customers, attending a More...

Wind power changes landscape in multiple ways

The “fiscal cliff” deal leaves in place tax subsidies for the wind power industry for at least one more year. Windmills have dramatically changed the More...

Why income inequality is here to stay

Before the global financial crisis, income inequality was relegated to the underworld of economics. The motives of those who studied it were impugned. According to More...

U.S. private sector job gains offer hope for labour market

U.S. private-sector employers stepped up hiring in December, suggesting some momentum in the economy as the year ended, even as a budget crisis loomed. Continue More...

Experimenting collaboratively for the future of humanity

Contemporary innovation set ups like LearnDoShare.net and diydays.com are experimenting with new ways for groups to collaborate for the future of humanity. See how participatory More...

Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “Steve Jobs”

Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs was truly one of this generation’s greatest entrepreneurs and innovators, creating two cutting edge companies (Apple andPixar) and changing how we More...