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What We Get Wrong About Small Business

How, exactly, do they create jobs? We're not really sure.

Associated Press

There's an Obvious Way to Make Community Colleges Better: Let's Rank Them

A relatively pain-free way to make these schools accountable to their students.

Amy Sullivan

How a Simple Piece of Legislation Transformed a City's Entire Economy

Sioux Falls used to be a sleepy agriculture town. Now, it's one of the country's leading banking centers.

Amy Sullivan

The Coffeehouse That Political Consulting Built

Steve Hildebrand knew field operations better than anyone in politics. Now he serves espresso and panini to the people of Sioux Falls.

Amy Sullivan

Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Next Boom Town?

Mayor Mike Huether wants you to know that North Dakota isn't the only state boasting low unemployment and a growing population.

Reuters

How a Restaurant With No Cash Registers and No Prices Makes Money

Panera Bread's pay-what-you-want cafés are a bold experiment. Can the chain do good and well at the same time?

Reuters

This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.

Reuters

Beyond Farmers' Markets: Louisville Kicks the Local Food Movement to the Next Level

An innovative city program hooks up farmers and food vendors.

Amy Sullivan

Why Every Mayor Could Benefit From Some Business Experience

An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.