Beginning in 2007 as a component of the Advanced Manufacturing Institute’s (AMI) United States Economic Development Administration (US EDA) University Center program, AMI collaborated with North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) to pilot a regional industry cluster analysis. The geographic area for the project includes 19 counties in north central Kansas. For more information about . . . → Read More: Regional Industry Cluster Analysis and Innovation Networking Report
We have talking about wicked problems here a lot lately and in our discussions surrounding rural development it always become obvious that rural development is a wicked problem. Here are some initial thoughts of why rural development classifies as wicked problem and some of then characters that rightly classify it as wicked problem.
. . . → Read More: Is Rural Development a Wicked Problem?
As a part of our work in the North Central Region, we have been thinking about a new way to categorize businesses apart from the traditional industry based classification or cluster based categorizations. In our work, we have found that clusters don’t exist in rural regions, because of the lack of critical mass required to define a cluster. But . . . → Read More: A new way to Profile Businesses – Based on Competencies
This project was undertaken to help the state of Kansas gain a better understanding of current activity in the wind industry in the region and provide the state with a foundation to develop a wind energy manufacturing base in response to the state’s emerging wind power generation industry.
. . . → Read More: 2009 Kansas Wind Industry Supply Chain Survey
I’d like to point out a few articles that floated to my attention this week. The first of which is… well mine and it shapes the way I’m seeing the others.
In Harvesting more than Metaphors, I shared a concept that AMI and our EDA University Center is tackling. We appreciate start-up and entrepreneurial efforts . . . → Read More: Myths Wrapped in Analogy Shielded by an Illusion.
There is recognition of ecosystem as a metaphor for the economy and the interworking of entities in that economy. We use terms like grow and harvest to talk about profits, terms like fertile to talk about markets and even fairly recently we added the term Economic Gardening as an activity to . . . → Read More: Harvesting more than Metaphors from the Business Ecosystem
United States Economic Development Administration today launched a web portal to launch the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN), an effort in collaboration with the State Science & Technology Institute to promote organizations that are . . . → Read More: Regional Innovation Acceleration Network
Google shared a new experiment in geographical data visualization. The WebGL structure seems to be a powerful tool that gives those with the ability more control and speed then they would have with Google Earth.
The WebGL Globe is an open platform for geographic data visualization. We encourage you to copy the . . . → Read More: Chrome Experiments – WebGL Globe