Sunday, May 01, 2005
The Iowa Values Fund is the state's's centerpiece economic development project. In June, 2004 the state's highest court nullified the economic development fund. Since that time the governor and legislature had been trying to find a formula to revive the initiative.
Now there is some movement.
Last week, the House approved a 10 year funding plan for the Iowa Values Fund. The legislation commits the fund the state to spend the $50 million per year for 10 years on business incentives, university research, and community colleges. 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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