Sunday, June 10, 2007
Hawaii's governor has seized on the idea of moving the Hawaii economy toward an innovation agenda. She introduced a series of bills, four of which have been enacted. Read more.
Most interesting to me is the first legislation enacted to accelerate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. They establish two STEM academies, aswell as an intiaitive to set up project-based learning profgrams in grade 4 through 8.
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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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