Monday, October 01, 2007
University presidents can play an important role in revitalizing regional and state economies. Michael Crow is playing that role at Arizona State University.
Martin Jischke pushed Purdue to the forefront in Indiana with his call that university assets were too valuable to be left on campus. In Louisiana, Dan Reneau at Louisiana Tech University is remaking the northern half of the state. Lee Todd, an accomplished university researcher and entrepreneur, is moving the University of Kentucky in new directions.
And then there's Shirley Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Here's a good review of her views on how universities can move a region forward. Read more.
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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