Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Here's a good article that provides an overview of the growing engagement by business in STEM education -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read more.
Equally important, send the link to this site to your business leaders interested in STEM education.
Every region, every community, is facing the same sets of challenges: we are producing too few students engaged in STEM education. The communities that confront the challenge with civic innovations -- new partnerships that accelerate project-based learning in the STEM disciplines -- will attract the businesses in the future.
This week, I'm conducting a series of sessions with Ed Gordon, author of The 2010 Meltdown. Ed is telling our audience that his firm has been retained by European companies looking for communities committed to producing high quality workforce skills in the U.S.
He cites the example of Fargo, ND, where Microsoft recently opened a large campus. The reason: the community is committed to producing the high quality skills Microsoft is looking for.
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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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