In the next ten to fifteen years, EDOs will be responding to changes and shifts that cannot be quantified today. While it is impossible to know with certainty what these disruptions will be, at a macro level there are existing trends—demographics, technology expansion, shifting global roles, and climate change—that act as signals for what may happen. This paper delves into the implications of these emerging trends, considering the ways that economic developers can maintain competitiveness in a changing global economy.
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