Thursday, April 07, 2005
Maryland has passed new legislation targeted at Wal-Mart. The legislation would effectively push Wal Mart to increasing health coverage for workers. The legislation requires organizations with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on health benefits. Read more.
Our health care system in this country is broken, but this is not the way to fix it.
The pressure on Wal-Mart shows no signs of abating,though. Here's a summary of some of the recent reports on the impact of Wal-Mart on local economies. This web site is designed, in part to promote the development of local economies through local ownership. 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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