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CEO Blog-06.02.2020: AURP Response to Protests

Dear AURP Members and Innovation Community,

Our global community is grieving the hurtful and destructive acts that have resulted in the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. We recognize the impact of these and other racial injustices and acknowledge the hurt amongst all communities. AURP stands as a beacon of hope in support of peaceful protests and the actions needed to address societal inequalities.

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AURP CEO Blog Posts - 04.24.2020

A couple of stories caught my interest among the flood of information about the Covid-19 pandemic, especially new developments in public policy.

State budgets are being impacted in critical ways and financial support for economic development organizations, venture programs, higher education and other partners in building communities of innovation will be drastically reduced. The Urban Institute has created a 50-state Economy Monitor that tracks state budgets and has other timely information. See, Urban Institute State Economy Monitor.

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