Sunday, June 17, 2007
Here are some examples of how states are working to accelerate innovation.
The Oregon Innovation Council is pushing for additional state investment to accelerate innovation in that state. Read more.
New Jersy is pushing ahead with stem cell investments. Read more.
Pennsylvania is moving ahead with the Jonas Salk Legacy Fund to invest more than $1 billion over 2 years. Read more.
Hawaii has moved ahead with a package of innovation bills. Read more.
In South Carolina, the state budget board has approved funds for a bioengineering center at Clemson. Read more.
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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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