Sunday, February 05, 2006
Arizona is launching a new $25 million initiative to attract top science talent. Read more.
The initiative reinforces a recent $50 million pledge from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The Piper gift focuses on the creation of 10 endowed Piper Chairs to attract leading scientists.
The Arizona fund reflects an emerging trend in incentives: Moving incentives from companies to people. Georgia's Research Alliance is a good model for how this strategy works.
In a still bigger move, Governor Bush in Florida last week announced a $630 million package of proposals to advance his state.
One of the proposals is a $100 million fund for the World Class Scholars Program. The program would give universities financial resources to attract researchers from around the globe to Florida. 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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