Sunday, July 22, 2007
This weekend the nation's governors are meeting in Michigan. In the opening session, the chair of the National Governors Association, Arizona governor Janet Napolitano, released three reports and announced of the launch of a new web site.
The first of publication explores how all states can align and their post secondary systems to accelerate innovation. Download a copy
The second report explores state investments in research and development. Download a copy
The third report focuses on best practices and the role of state governors in promoting innovation. Download a copy.
The web site focuses on encouraging middle school students to become innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Visit the web site.
Read more about the governors' meeting in Michigan:
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.