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May 24, 2011

Unveiling the Economic Development Myth

Myths Wrapped in Analogy Shielded by an Illusion 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. […]

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May 12, 2011

Understanding the Business Ecosystem

Harvesting more than Metaphors from the Business Ecosystem There is recognition of an 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 […]

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May 11, 2011

Regional Innovation Acceleration Network

The United States Economic Development Administration today launched a web portal for the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN), an effort in collaboration with the State Science & Technology Institute to promote organizations that are growing regional economies and creating jobs through innovation. To explore the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network, visit: www.regionalinnovation.org.

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April 29, 2011

The Value of Design

We sometimes get pretty blank stares when we mention the value of design to economic development. Even among those that support tech-based economic development design is not seen as a core or even enabling technology.  We contend that design is important to a community in more than the quality of life manner that it is usually considered but also […]

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April 29, 2011

K-State Professor Published

Jae Hong Kim published in Journal of Planning Literature K-State professor published a Lit Review about Land Use Planning and Regulation to Economic Development in the Journal of Planning Literature. From the abstract: This article examines how land use planning and regulation may affect regional economic prosperity by reviewing relevant literature. It identifies a set of complex causal links […]

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April 15, 2011

Ecosystems & Economics Video

TEDxAdelaide – Nick Palousis – Ecosystems & Economics We have been thinking hard about the concept of ecosystem as an analogy to the business climate. It really is a powerful idea especially when put in the context of rural and traditionally regions. Rural regions are uniquely aware of what can happen when the system falls from balance. In an agricultural sense it happens […]

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April 15, 2011

The Wars Between the States

From The Midwesterner: Blogging the Global Midwest by Richard C. Longworth: It would seem impossible for Midwestern states to get any sillier and more irrelevant, but they’re trying. In a time of continuing recession and joblessness, with crunching budget problems, failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and no real future in sight, these states have decided to solve their […]

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April 13, 2011

Fujitsu Fiber Optic Network Abroad

Fujitsu is said to build 1Gbps fiber optic broadband network in the UK, but needs BT to play fair first. Looks like the English are getting the rural version of Google’s Kansas City Kansas big pipe solution: engadget.com.

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April 13, 2011

New Performing Arts Center at Brownfield Site

Bethlehem steel Brownfield site becomes a new performing arts center. Check out the inspiring architecture project set in a reclaimed Brownfield: Bethlehem Steel Brownfield Site Becomes a New Performing Arts Center.

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April 5, 2011

China: The New Midwest

Be sure to check out Richard Longworth’s (Author of Caught in the Middle) The Midwesterner: Blogging the Global Midwest via China Is the New Midwest. Part two, America Throws in the Towel.

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