Saturday, March 12, 2005
Rule 1 of Web Sites: Never announce a web site address before you own it.
On Thursday, the Governor Lynch announced a new web site for New Hampshire manufacturers. According to the report published by the Associated Press, the site is designed to help manufacturing companies "learn about funding sources, employee training programs and business-development information".Read more.
Good idea. There was only one problem: the State did not own the address: http://www.nhmanufacturing.com. Now the owner of the site is having a little fun at the governor's expense. (He's willing to lease it to the State, under certain conditions.)
The governor's web site has not yet corrected the error. (Hopefully, they have figured it out.) Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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