Sunday, February 26, 2006
The President of Colorado State University has issued a white paper that argues the connection between economic growth and expanded funding in higher education.
His paper urges state legislators to find new models to fund higher education. Read more. You can download a copy of the white paper from this page.
We will be seeing more university presidents making this connection, as they make the case that investments in higher education are critical to our future prosperity. If you are interested in learning more about how your state ranks in higher education investments, you can visit this web site.
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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
Download some background information on me here.