Saturday, April 23, 2005
Several cities are in the middle of branding initiatives. Indianapolis is bringing together fourteen groups to focus on a new brand for the Central Indiana region. Read more. In Atlanta, the Brand Atlanta Campaign has selected an agency to help them with their effort. Read more.
Meanwhile, in Hartford, branding efforts are farther along. The Hartford Image Project, formed in 2000, represents the combined efforts of twelve regional groups. You can read more about one of their latest projects here.
In Savannah, there is a move afoot to brand the region The Creative Coast. 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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