Guide to technology-based economic development December 12, 2006Posted by Tom in Economic Development, Technology.
Another hat tip, this time to Tech Futures, who highlighted the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), based less than 5 minutes away from me in Westerville, Ohio. (And I never knew they were there! Shame on me!)
Among this group’s many offerings is a PDF called “A Resource Guide for Technology-based Economic Development” – which was a project they did for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. It outlines an approach based on three core principles:
- Positioning Universities as Drivers
- Fostering Entrepreneurship
- Increasing Access to Capital
For a small site, the SSTI offers a package that is remarkably robust with much information that is relevant to readers of this weblog. Tech Futures also suggests signing up for SSTI’s free weekly digest. I just did.