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Welcome to the DeVoe L. Moore Center


The DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Social Sciences that is dedicated to increasing knowledge and public understanding about the role of government in a market economy.

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DIEHL FAMILY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION

The Diehl Family Social Enterprise Competition, funded by the Ohio-based Diehl Family Foundation, has been an exciting opportunity for the DeVoe Moore Center to review over 120 proposals of potential social enterprises from around the world. After awarding $5,000 business plan development grants among 11 finalists, the selection committee chose four projects to receive seed funding of up to $50,000 each:

  • Coalfield Development Corporation is launching Reclaim Appalachia in West Virginia to provide vocational training for low-income young adults and sell handmade products from dilapidated buildings
  • Kouzin Dlo is establishing a network of entrepreneurs to educate households on water treatment, test water, and sell chlorine in Haiti.
  • Clinic Nepal is developing Meghauli Marketplace, giving the local farmers and entrepreneurs the visibility they need among the large village.
  • Bright Kids Uganda is implementing a comprehensive ecosystem of social enterprises to create sustainable economic development in their community

Watch the entire pitch video and keep track of their stories at www.socialenterprisecompetition.com!



2014 – 2015 ANNUAL RESEARCH COMPETITION WINNERS

Alexander Gordon - “Beyond Standardized Assessments: An Econometric Approach to Rethinking and Regulation of the Charter School Market” – Alexander is an Economics major at Florida State University.

Rodrigo Guerrero - “When Anti-Corruption Agencies Promote Corruption and Inefficiency: A Case Study of Peru’s Government Procurement Process” – Rodrigo is majoring in Economics, Pure Mathematics, and Music at Florida State University.



ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Submit a research proposal to the DeVoe Moore Center by January 31 for a chance to present at the APEE Annual Conference in Cancun, Mexico! An informational meeting, along with a workshop, will be held January 21 at 5pm in Bellamy 150e! Check out the flyer for more information.



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