Monday, August 13, 2007
A large part of economic development is about changing the conversation. Newspapers can play a positive role by giving voice to new possibilities. Here's an example.
In Richmond, the newspaper has launched a new column, Renewable Richmond to "report on all things 'green' in the River City." Equally important, the newspaper is engaging its readers with a set of questions: "Do you know of any major green projects in the works locally? Do you think the green movement is a passing fad or the wave of the future?"
The challenge for the Richmond newspaper is to engage young readers where they live: on-line. Read more.
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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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