Monday, March 12, 2007
Ulster County, NY unveiled a new strategy last week. You can read more about it here. One of tha challenges of completing a strategic plan involves presenting the plan in a clear, concise manner.
If you want people to move in a new direction -- to act in new ways to transform their economy -- they need to have a clear idea of where they are heading. Equally important, they need a clear pathway that outlines how to get from here to there.
This plan does a good job of organizing strateigc activities and initiatives.
You can download a copy here. You can visit their web site here. They have a separate planning project site here.
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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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