These days the big buzz in economic development is about entrepreneurs and how public and private sector officials can facilitate their growth.
Funny thing is that most of the discussion around entrepreneurs seems to focus on younger people and yet there is growing evidence that it is baby boomers who are leading the charge.
The report, based on a study from the Kaufmann Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes entrepreneurship, has found that over the past decade, it was persons in the 55 to 64 year old age group that had the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity.
More details of the study can be found here but one thing is clear - those looking to start a business are not limited by age.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.