Sunday, February 19, 2006
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is moving ahead with a new effort to says the region's key assets for economic development. Read more.
This marks another initiative based in Lansing to move from that region forward.
Civic leaders in Lansing, concerned about falling behind other cities like Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, have launched new initiatives in regional development.
Recently, one of the state's top economic development leaders joined to head a new organization. Read more. Michigan State Unviversity is also playing a more active role. 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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