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Complex Questions

How can rural areas in Texas move from dependence upon a single industry or employer to broad-based and sustainable economic growth? Is it by incentivizing big-city companies to set up satellite offices in small towns? By supporting local entrepreneurs to build up economic assets, or by recruiting young immigrant workers and families?   The answers … Read More

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Learning Through Experience

How many guest speakers have you met? How many changed a part of your life? The decisions that we make to contact guest speakers can be consequential. I was lucky enough to have that chance when Debra, the director of operations at IC², walked into my Monday evening class to discuss an internship at the … Read More

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Back to Brenham

I am truly blown away by the generosity and acceptance that has been extended to me by Seidel Schroeder and by Brenham as a whole. Every person I have met since joining the Home to Texas program has shown ample support and care, along with passion for the community that they live in. In the … Read More

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Coworking Spaces and the Future of Work

Americans are in the midst of an epic defining remake of the labor force. No greater evidence of this exists than in what economists call the shift from the standard workforce to the nonstandard workforce. This is a reference to the increasing number of individuals who are self-employed or who work, for example, as freelancers, … Read More

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Home to Amarillo

Amarillo is home to the historic Route 66, the infamous Big Texan Steak House, but more importantly a community of people looking to better their city for the coming generations. Coming back to Amarillo as a student on the cusp of adulthood has allowed me to see this community for all that its worth, which … Read More

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The Value of a Cup of Coffee

There’s a great local coffee shop on Guadelupe St., the main drag of the University of Texas campus (which the locals all call Guadeloop St.). For years, I (and a small army of students, faculty, and business folks) have used the shop as an informal meeting spot. It serves a good cup of coffee, and … Read More

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Earth Day And Rural Entrepreneurship

Earth Day is a time to reflect and be thankful for everything the Earth does for us. It is also a time to strengthen our relationship with nature, to give back, and to think of ways we can work to better support the Earth for future generations. The long-term goal of global sustainability lies at … Read More

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