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The Jacob France Institute (JFI) serves as a leading source of high quality statistical information and research covering the interaction of business, worker, and government investment decisions. Analysis of trends in the location and quality of employment along with continued education and training opportunities and outcomes are of particular importance in our current portfolio of research.


Baltimore Data Day 2015

July 10, 2015
University of Baltimore’s Thumel Business Center

Baltimore Data Day is an annual workshop to help communities expand their capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals.

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Professor’s Book Explores Dynamics Between Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China

Does entrepreneurship, as it is defined in the United States and in other capitalist societies, exist in the People’s Republic of China? If so, what does it look like? How does it work, and what challenges do its practitioners face from the government, consumers and competitors large and small?

In their new book, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in ChinaTing Zhang, research assistant professor in the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business economic research center, the Jacob France Institute… Continue Reading

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