Sunday, June 17, 2007
A new strategy report for Austin outlines its opportunities and challenges. Read more.
Layoffs at Dell and the move of Sematech to Albany, NY underscore the perils of complacency.
Successful regional economies are nimble. The underlying technology platforms that fuel their present and past success inevitably mature and slow.
The challenge is getting civic leaders to see the new opportunities emerging on the next "S curve". That's the challenge Austin is facing...as well as Research Triangle and Silicon Valley.
You can download the Austin report, written by Market Street Services, from this page.
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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
Download some background information on me here.