Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Over the past few days, I've been preparing for a workshop that I-Open (the Institute for Open Economic Networks) wll be conducting at Edward Lowe Foundation. As result, my posting to EDPro has slowed. it will pick up next weekend.
Our workshop in Michigan focuses on and new model of economic development, Open Source Economic Development. This model provides guidance to economic development professionals in building an economy based on innovation and entrepreneurial networks. We plan to begin offering this workshop in the coming months.
At the same time, I am moving EDPro the to new publishing platform and launching EDPro Premium. Postings on EDPro will be free as always. EDPro Premium will offer additional content and practical tools the on how to apply Open Source Economic Development. For EDPro Premium readers, I will provide expanded commentary on specific promising initiatives in economic development. In addition, EDPro Premium will provide powerful search functions that will enable you to filter content and search easily past stories. Look for more information on the launch in the next week.
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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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