Saturday, August 25, 2007
Michigan, like the other Great Lakes states, is undergoing a major economic transformation. Part of a challenge of accelerating this transformation involves changing the story about the economy.
Increasingly, we are learning that the stories we tell ourselves have an impact on how quickly we can align resources to seize new opportunities.
Rather than focus on what has been lost, researchers at the University of Michigan urge civic leaders to understand the many assets with which the state has to compete in the emerging network -- based economy. Read more.
You can download the latest policy brief that outlines these views 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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