To deepen regional business and community leaders’ understanding of regional economic development assets and how they interact to support innovation-based growth.
The project objective is to map the regional assets in the Great Plains Development, Inc. (GPDI) twenty-eight county region in order to strengthen its position in the competitive global economy. In order to fulfill the project objective, Innovate Kansas will undertake the asset mapping in southwest Kansas.
The underlying objective of an asset mapping project is to reveal the region’s unique set of assets – both tangible and intangible. Using these asset maps, regional organizations can form strategic plans to achieve their economic and workforce development goals. An asset map provides a comprehensive view of the regional innovation strengths and weaknesses that a region can utilize to improve its overall competitive position.Regional asset mapping serves a number of purposes. It helps regions:
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