Sunday, April 22, 2007
A new collaboration has emerged between Louisville and southern Indiana. Read more. Economic development groups on both sides of the river have signed a twelve point agreement of collaboration.
Among the provisions of the agreement: "To inform each other of existing companies looking to move 'across the river' and recommend incentives for company growth based only on net new job and capital investment growth to the economic area, not based on simply moving jobs and investment from one site to another within the economic area."
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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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