Sunday, May 13, 2007
The emergence of biofuels provides new alternatives for rural communities. Here's an article that provides some background on the 2007 Farm Bill. Read more.
Last week, a session at the BIO 2007 conference delt with biofuels, and a reporter from WIRED magazine shared his notes on a blog here. He emphasizes the need to distinguish between corn ethanol and cellulosic ethanol in discussing biofuels. Corn-based technologies are here, but are limited. Cellulosic ethanol technologies are still under development, but these approaches offer more promising.
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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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