Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tim Bartik of the Upjohn Institute passed along this note: "Given your recent postings related to higher education and economic development, you might be interested in a recent paper I wrote with George Erickcek that tries to quantify some of these relationships based on a review of the literature."
The paper is "Higher Education, the Health Care Industry, and Metropolitan Regional Economic Development", and is available here.
I recommend it to EDPros in metro areas as a way to gain insights into the opportunities of health care and education.
If you would like to see a practical translation of this strategy, download this report from Arizona State University. Download the report. You can also review a Brookings Instituion 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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