Blog Post #1: What are Regional Innovation Clusters? What does the renewable energy industry in Colorado, the battery industry in Michigan, and Indiana’s own life sciences industry all have in common? All of these are regional industry clusters, and perhaps more importantly, they are highly innovative “Regional Innovation Clusters.” A recent study by the Brookings… Read more »
Tag: Economic Development
By David Gard Over the past year, the IU Office of Engagement has become increasingly involved in economic development-focused initiatives of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). I am fortunate to have been appointed to serve on APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP). CICEP is focused on: 1) understanding and defining… Read more »
By Bill Stephan Interesting piece by Robert Samuelson that underscores the importance of establishing polices that support entrepreneurs and new business start-up activities. RealClearPolitics – Learning From Japan’s Mistakes.
By David Gard To more effectively connect with all IU campuses and the communities they serve in carrying out its mission, the IU Office of Engagement has created, with the support of the President McRobbie, the Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED). The establishment of this body creates a permanent structure and enduring forum within… Read more »
By David Gard Looking ahead to 2011 in the aftermath of the economic downturn, many questions and uncertainties remain: Are we facing a new economic reality with different rules and a fundamental shift in expectations? When will significant job growth resume? Will we be stuck in slow economic growth for the time to come? What… Read more »
By Kirk White IU has forged partnerships with the Indiana National Guard (ING) on their efforts at the Guard’s Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (CAMCCO) to brief and train personnel deploying to Afghanistan on issues related to language, cultural sensitivity, and governance. The Guard has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing and providing… Read more »
By David Gard A recent article from Governing poses an interesting question: “can you have economic development without job growth?” At the end of the day, economic development is always about jobs. But, as the article asserts, the strategy implemented to secure new jobs may need to be about something else. Thus, if new jobs… Read more »