Sunday, April 22, 2007
Increasingly, states are connecting alternative energy strategies and economic development.
Last week, Rhode Island issued a report estimating that 15 percent of the state’s electricity needs could be met by developing wind farms off the state’s south coast. Read more. Here is another article. You can download a copy of the report here.
Last week, Rhode Island held a conference on wind power. You can learn more here. Portsmouth, RI has been investigating wind power as a local option. You can see what they are up to from this web site.
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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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