Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Govenor Taft has launched his second effort to convince the voters of Ohio to pass an important investment component of his Third Frontier initiative.
He failed the first time around, and many observers attributed the loss to the inept political strategy coming out of the governor's office.
Earlier this week, the governor launched a $2 million bi-partisan campaign to pass the Third Frontier bond issue this fall.
There's only one problem. Someone forgot to sell the Democrats. 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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