Sunday, June 17, 2007
Here's another trend worth anticipating: the aging of the workforce. here's a goo thumbnail sketch of the issue. Read more.
In general, Canada is more focused on this issue than we are. Here's a resource page that explores the issue.
Last week, the Conference Board of Canada released a report that outlines some of the economic consequences. Read more.
More recently, the New England Council has been exploring the implications of an aging population in New England. The Council is looking at each state. For example, the Council recently released a report on New Hampshire.
At Purdue, we are working in a WIRED region, and onte of our intiatives involves managing an older workforce. Learn 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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