Arizona looks to Ireland for inspiration

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Earlier this summer, the Indiana Leadership Summit focused on Ireland as a model for economic development strategy. As some of you may know, Ireland has moved from an economic bottom feeder a generation ago to one of the leading European economies.

Ireland's leadership achieved this remarkable turnaround through a coordinated alignment of business, government, labor, and education.

Arizona is another state that is looking to Ireland as an example of how collaboration can lead to economic results. The state's leadership, including the governor and the president of Arizona State University, travel to Ireland recently to learn a howl economic strategy is formed and executed. Here's a good article that reviews some of the lessons they learned. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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