MD101: Welcome to the Retooling of MakerspaceDevelopment.com

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There is something about the end of summer that causes the creative juices to flow. Maybe it’s because of the back-to-school vibe in the air. I’m not sure what it is. If you know why projects that you have been working on all summer suddenly gain new clarity around Labor Day, drop me a line. …

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MD:100 Taking Stock of Where We Are with Makerspace Development

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Welcome to the 100th episode of the Makerspace Development podcast. I’d like to thank you, the listener, for supporting us over the years. We started this podcast conversation talking about empowering a larger American creative class. Now we are talking about contingent professionals. This episode takes us to a new stage in our podcast conversation.  …

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MD099: From AJC to Augmented Makerspace Services

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In this episode, we’ll be talking about American Job Centers or AJC’s. The reason is because the WIOA could provide future funding opportunities for struggling makerspaces. And the website WorkforceGPS.org announced an event called the “Future of American Job Centers.” Tech workers understand that waves have both peaks and valleys. They learn to read the …

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MD098: Highlighting the need for Contingent Enterprise Zones

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In this episode, we are going to talk about enterprise zones and how they can be used to help lesser industrialized communities with contingent professionals. Regulations alone will not solve this problem. However, Contingent Enterprise Zones just might. This is an all hands-on deck moment in American history. Workforce50/50 is coming. It’s coming for us …

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MD097: Workforce50/50 is coming for “State of Black America”

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The National Urban League should be commended for their recent report that describes the  “State of Black America.” And if this were any other year that would be subject of this episode. The challenge is that Workforce50/50 is coming for us all. The real issue for 2018 and 2020 is not that so few black …

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