The mindset to collaborate

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Collaborating in economic development just makes sense. Efficiency is one good reason. But there are others. Wealth is now created through networks, so regional prosperity is increasingly being driven by the density of regional networks.

When it comes to collaboration, it's not important where you start, but it is very important that you start. Often, it begins simply by changing the way you choose to look at things.

These thoughts crossed my mind, as I was reading this article from Iowa. Read more.

Notice how perceptions shifted in these two counties. In the past, the river created a natural boundary. Now, people are seeing the same river as a shared experience.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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