Sunday, April 22, 2007
Commerce Lexington and the University of Kentucky have entered into a new, closer coordination of their economic development efforts. UK's small business development center will be moving into the newly renovated offices of Commerce Lexington. Read more.
This step marks one of many taking place in Lexington and the Bluegrass region. With a new Lexington Mayor, Jim Newberry, a spirit of regional collaboration is building in the region.
It's coming just in time. In 2010, Lexington will be the host of the World Equestrian Games, the first time the games will be held in North America. The 2006 games took place in Germany. Learn more.
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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
Download some background information on me here.