Sunday, June 03, 2007
The CREATE Foundation in Northern Mississippi is another region that is starting to take on the issue of worker and skill shortages. Last week, they heard from Jim Clinton, head of the Southern Growth Policies Board. Read more.
Equally impressive, we are seeing an increasing number of education leaders recognizing that the challenge belongs to civic leaders across the community.
As Mississippi's superintendent noted in the article, “We can no longer function in silos, we must join hands. We can only solve these issues by working together. Schools alone cannot improve student achievement.”
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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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