Friday, August 17, 2007
In 2003, Michigan established a new economic development incentive to encourage tool and die companies to join and form collaboratives.
Here's an update on one of the newest groups to start forming. Read more.
The approach makes sense. In data compiled by the state economic development department, 20 of the 33 companies involved in the initiative have experienced an increase in hiring. 30 of the 33 companies reported an overall increase in revenues. You can learn more about the Tool and Die Recovery Zones from this page.
posted by Ed Morrison |
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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