Saturday, August 13, 2005
Texas recently enacted a $200 million Emerging Technology Fund. The details of the fund and its financing are still being worked out. Meanwhile, civic leaders technology leaders in San Antonio are organizing the themselves to capture a portion of these funds. Read more about what San Antonio is doing.
(With all that is happening in San Antonio, business leaders are optimistic about the city's future. Read more.)
Texas' strategy for accelerating economic development with large commitments of public funds carries risk. The Texas superfund -- the Texas Enterprise Fund -- has run into trouble for funding a business which includes some campaign donors to the governor. 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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