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How to Access CARES Act Funding For Your Community Recovery Efforts

For the first time since it was established in the 1960s under President Johnson, all communities can now apply for aid grants from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has injected massive federal funding into this previously small program, with the aim of supporting nationwide community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Post-COVID Economic Transformation Will Need Innovative Leadership

It’s often been said of late that we’re ‘in it together.’ As our economy works to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses have adopted this mentality. After all, as the economy goes, so goes private enterprise. 

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Now is the Time to Re-Engineer the Technology Economy for Growth

Times are certainly hard in the private sector. And yet, they also present us with a timely opportunity. The global health crisis of COVID-19 is a catastrophic disruption that’s also our best chance to rethink some of the conventional wisdom around economic expansion. 

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It's Time to Build

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz calls on America to reverse the inertia, stop with the excuses, and get to building things again.

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Innovation in the Midwest: Entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley

Kara Swisher, the doyenne of technology, recently interviewed entrepreneurs in Indiana about what makes the Midwest so special 

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Polish your crystal ball and gaze into the post-COVID-19 future.

Everyone's opinion of what our world will look like and work like after it is safe to come out of our homes is worthy of consideration. 

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Expansion of the Fittest

Waymaker has been hard at work expanding and tweaking services to meet your new, post-COVID-19 realities. 

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Middle America Darlings

In addition to serving our clients in crisis, Waymaker Group has been working hard behind the scenes to expand and fine-tune services we know our communities will need when the COVID-19 chaos settles. 

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The Imbalance of Innovation Growth

The December white paper issued by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation & The Brookings Institution has, thankfully, been getting a lot of national attention and represents the next chapter in our country's economic history. 

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It's Your Creatives, Silly

Setting an intentional economic development strategy and promoting the hell out of your creative industries are best practices other mid-markets can learn from. 

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“As an investor, there’s no better group to have in my corner than Waymaker. Their ability to grasp long-range technology trends, along with their uncanny ability to read individual talent makes picking market winners that much easier.”

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund

“Julie Huls is a true transformational leader whose vision and dedication has been instrumental in growing the Austin tech community into what it is today.”

Manoj Saxena

Venture Capitalist