Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Momentum Mississippi is an initiative to back an new set of economic development incentives for Mississippi. There's only one problem. Momentum.
Thusfar, the state legislature has turned its back on what Momentum Mississippi's supporters call "One of the most comprehensive and ambitious implementation plans that any state has attempted," The Momentum Mississippi legislation includes changes to the incentives the state offers new and existing businesses.
In March, the proposal died when the legislature failed to act. Now Momentum Mississippi backers are trying to get their legislation on the agenda of a special session. Read more.
You can read more about the contents of Moemntum Mississippi from this page.
posted by Ed Morrison |
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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