The Center for 21st Century Communities (21c3) values the impact of entrepreneurs on our transition to a new economy. We have many talented, creative entrepreneurs and business leaders here in Michigan already, and there is surely room for more individuals, start-ups and new economy businesses to join the “entrepreneurial revolution.”
As best-selling author Seth Godin says in a video interview featured on Entrepreneur magazine's website; "For 150 years, we lived in an industrial economy. The industrial revolution lead to the industrial. Now it's over. Now there's a revolution going on and the industrial economy is ending," replaced by an "entrepreneurial revolution," he says.
A little while ago, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, in partnership with dbusiness magazine and News/Talk 760 WJR, put out a call for nominations identifying “Champions of the New Economy” in Michigan. Five entrepreneurs and business leaders “in metro Detroit who are moving southeast Michigan’s economy forward,” shared their stories with WJR Business Editor Tom Campbell in a series of radio interviews, in early 2010, and dbusiness published an extensive article on “Champions of the New Economy” in May / June 2010, which features additional profiles and interviews with the five men.
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