Building a vibrant economy in Western North Carolina

Sunday, February 19, 2006

EDPro reader Jim Roberts has sent along a column that he wrote on how civic leaders in western North Carolina are building a new economy based on entrepreneurship and innovation. Read more.

The region's approach is a valuable model because it is both networked and emergent.

The approach is networked because it does not rely on any single initiative to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. Instead, the region has a number of different interlocking initiatives at work.

The strategy is emergent, because it focuses on the market and opportunities that emerge as markets evolve. Over the longer term, the strategy will work to make the region far more resilient and prosperous.

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