Heard on the Street: the first digital presidential library, the myth of the entrepreneurship gene, and clean energy goals for New England

By February 25, 2019 February 28th, 2019 Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t: The Obama Presidential Center will not include a presidential library – instead, the Obama Foundation will digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.

Report: $100 Billion Would Put Northern New England On 80% Clean Energy: A study commissioned by CEI and the Nature Conservancy found that Northern New England could adopt renewable energy on a large scale, at a cost of $100 billion.

Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk – they come from families with money: Entrepreneurship is on the rise, but the most common shared trait among entrepreneurs is access to financial capital – family money, an inheritance, or a pedigree and connections that allow for access to financial stability.

Holyoke Economic Development Board hire consultant for small business loan study: The Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation has hired Next Street to conduct a study of the city’s business climate and where future loans should be directed.