Saturday, April 30, 2005
Creative industries represent and important economic development opportunity. Places like Savannah, Vermont and Louisiana are seeing creative industries as an important wealth generator.
Add Cleveland and Sarasota to the list.
In Cleveland in September, CoolCleveland is launching the Ingenuity festival: a fusion of art and technology. Read more.
In Sarasota, Ringling School of Art and Design and the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County are combining to present a business summit in October. Read more.
We can learn a lot from the Europeans on the connection of creative industries to economic development. They made the connection about five years ago. In many cities, creative industries are now part of the main stream. Explore, for example, the web site for Creative London.
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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.
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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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