Sunday, July 22, 2007
After talking with over 300 business executives across the state, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System compiled a report of their views on economic and workforce development.
Not surprisingly, executives are focused on workforce challenges. According to one finding (worded somewhat awkwardly, but you'll get the point): "Ninety-four percent of executives said they anticipate the region will not or will only somewhat have a large enough pool of qualified trade/technically skilled candidates from which to draw in the next three years."
Read more. Download a copy of the report here.
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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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