EDPro Weblog - December 27, 2004

Submitted by Ted Takacs on Mon, 12/27/2004 - 21:31.

 

 

 

December 27, 2004

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OVERVIEW OF THE NEW
MATERIAL...

Economy
Watch

Here's
the latest on the economy. Go.

EDPro's
best books of 2004

Here
are the best books I've come across inthe past year. Go.

The
creative economy is not just for cities

Vermont
is a good model for rural regions. Go.

Pennsylvania's
new manufacturing initiative

The
governor responds with some linked initiatives. Go.

Is
Texas forgetting the basics?

Texas
may be going for the flash, but has the governor forgotten the basics? Go.

Colleges
and universities as economic engines

Old
Dominion University shows how smaller universities are engaging. Go.

Web
Watch: New Iowa web site to help entrepreneurs

Iowa
has launched a new web site to help entrepreneurs. Go.

The
growing kitchen incubator trend

More
kitchen incubators are popping up to capitalize on a trend toward regional
foods. Go.

The
competitive advantage of local customer service

ComCast
learns that wage rates aren't everything. Go.

Bangor:
Focusing on brainpower and creativity

Bangor
embraces creativity as a strategy. Go.

Outsourcing:
Congress heads in the wrong direction

We know one thing: To respond to outsourcing don't make
it harder for kids to go to college. Go.  

Why
a stadium does not generate prosperity

Stadiums are a lot of things, but they do not by themselves
generate prosperity. Go.  

 

KY
foundation must disclose incentive deal

A sound court decision tells a KY foundation that it
cannot hide public funds from public scrutiny. Go
.
  

Helping
immigrant entrepreneurs

Here's a good idea to assist immigrant entrepreneurs. Go.

Building
the arts in Zanesville

Zanesville is another smaller comunity embracing the
arts as economic development. Go.

Incentive
worries? Nope

We have a lot of challenges ahead, but worrying about
the Ohio appellate court decision on incentives is not one of them. Go.

Northeast
Ohio business plan competition

Business plan competitions are a solid way to change
perspectives. Go.

Florida,
Georgia shift focus to retention

Both states are experimenting with more retention
efforts. Go.

Bioscience
district emerging in Atlanta

Biosciences are starting to connect in Atlanta. Go.

The
Great California Stem Cell Rush

The election may have touched off a science rush. Go.

Translating
ideas into action in NW North Carolina

NW North Carolina has become a region to watch. Go.

Hampton
Roads picks some clusters

Five clusters will focus efforts. Go.

Landmark
innovation report presents our challenge

Read this report. Go.

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