Wind shifts in economic development

Monday, March 26, 2007

There may be some movement away from recruitment and toward more promising strategies of developing innovation and entrepreneurship networks.

In Maine last week, I caught an article by a venture capitalist and Chair of the Council on Jobs, Innovation and the Economy. She argued that Maine must focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more.

And in Michigan, small business representatives are advocating for more "gardening".

"There are two strategies you can take when creating jobs: hunting and gardening. With hunting, you go out of state or country, like the governor is doing right now, to create jobs. Gardening is where you stay in state and plant seeds ... to help create more jobs....We would like to see a little more gardening being done..." Read more.

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