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Economic Development Journal - Summer 2008

Leveraging Private Industry Intellectual Property Assets: A New Strategy for Regional Technology-Led Economic Development
by Matthew Wagner
The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation in Southeastern Wisconsin has developed a unique, technology-led economic development strategy that leverages late-stage, applied research from private industry as a tool for regional entrepreneurial and small business expansion.
Tags: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Innovation and Technology

Five Ways for Communities to Shape Their Broadband Futures: Creating the Infrastructure to Participate in the Global Economy
by Robert Bell
This article identifies the issues that have driven local governments to become involved in bringing broadband to their constituents, and outlines five strategies that communities have successfully taken to create the broadband infrastructure they need to participate in the global economy.
Tags: Innovation and Technology, Rural Development

Fostering the Business of Games: Seattle Area's Support of the Emerging Technology Cluster of Video Games
by Kristina Erickson Hudson
The Washington Interactive Media Program began with one staff person and zero dollars. Driving this economic development program are strategies based on partnerships which give a laser beam focus on what is needed to achieve results with limited funding.
Tags: Innovation and Technology, Economic Development Organizations

A Green Paradigm: Sustainable Economic Development Practices
by Kaizer Rangwala, CEcD, AICP
The green and sustainable focus is increasingly becoming evident in a number of core economic development initiatives. This article explores how a green economy can produce new jobs, sustain a high quality of life, and grow our small business base.
Tags: Workforce, Sustainability, Quality of Life

A Unique Partnership Protects Defense Economy and Ecosystems: The Northwest Florida Greenway
by Kay Rasmussen
With the growing needs of our population and our national security, the Northwest Florida Greenway is providing a very valuable and mutually beneficial answer to preventing encroachment.
Tags: Sustainability, Federal

Social Capital: A Local Development Tool
by John P. Blair and Michael C. Carroll
The ability to use social capital is an increasingly important element in the local developer’s tool kit.
Tags: Business Climate, Quality of Life, Workforce

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