Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Maryland is perhaps the most aggressive state in implementing a incubator -- based strategy for innovation. Here is a good article on one of the more recent incubators, the Rockville Innovation Center. Read more.
The Rockville Innovation Center opened this year with 23,000 ft.² on the fourth and fifth floors all of the Rockville Arts and Innovation Center. The center is located in the new Rockville Town Center, next to the library. The new Center is also part of a Business Incubation Network in Montgomery County. You can learn more about the network 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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