Buffalo's emerging Meds and Eds story

Monday, September 10, 2007

A good deal of the transformation that takes place in a regional economy happens between people's ears. In many ways, regional transformation is all changing the stories that we tell each other about ourselves.

You can see a new story emerging in Buffalo.

An emerging life sciences sector is helping that city redefine its future. Buffalo's medical corridor connects hospitals and research facilities. It is a good example of the "Meds and Eds" strategy of combining medical facilities and educational facilities as new economic development engines.

You can learn more about this strategy from a recent report by Brookings here. You can also view the strategy document prepared in Arizona here. Here's a good presentation from Carnegie Mellon here.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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