Sunday, May 01, 2005
A new stadium for the Florida Marlins has at least one newspaper columnist yelling "pork". Read more.
The Saints and Louisiana are still miles apart on their negotiations. Read more. Meanwhile, the Colts got some support from Indiana. Read more.
The draft of the contract between Dell Inc. and the city of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem Business Inc., the Winston-Salem Alliance and the Millennium Fund is available. Read more. Download the agreement.
With high gas prices, more states are looking at incentives for renewable fuels. Read more. For example, last week, Florida's House passed legislation to promote hydrogen. Read more. In Colorado, a renewable energy tour is designed to promote development in rural areas. Learn more.
Sedgwick County commissioners agreed unanimously to invest $1 million in public money to keep AirTran Airways flying to Wichita. Read more.
Macon is putting money into a Bass Pro Shops. The deal supposedly lines up with what other cities have provided. Read more.
Here's a good overview article on incentives. 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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