Sunday, August 21, 2005
A new regional partnership is continuing to develop in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. The alliance, known as the Partnership for Prosperity, is promoting a cluster-based strategy to accelerate economic development in the region.
The Partnership has set a goal of creating 100,000 additional new jobs in the Puget Sound region by 2010.
An interesting article from St. Louis raises the question of whether the regional group in Washington state is focusing on the right target. St. Louis is generating a relatively high per capita income growth. Between 1970 and 2003 the St. Louis region produced a higher per capita income growth in the national average. 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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