Monday, March 26, 2007
That's the broad conclusion of new reports.
Over the weekend, RenewPA, an advocacy group in Pennsylvania, released three reports on the future of economic development in that state. One of the reports, competed by Brookings, represents further update of earlier work.
The basic conclusion fo the reports is that the state's policy frameworks -- its legal and political structures -- are not geared toward supporting the quality of growth that most residents of the state want.
You can read more about the reports here. You can get access to the reports from this page.
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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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