Sunday, February 11, 2007
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a national leader in promoting entrepreneurship. The foundation's president has become an important voice for changing the dynamics of college and university campuses to encourage entrepreneurship. You can get an overview of his thinking from this article.
To the extent that Schramm's views are on target -- and I believe they are -- colleges and universities will become increasingly engaged in entrepreneurship. That means that EDPros will need to spend more time exploring their regional campuses for new opportunities in business development.
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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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