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Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

This past May, we helped the New York State Economic Development Council issue a report on how to improve Start-Up NY.  The Council is now convening meetings around the state to move the report’s recommendations forward.  According to the NYSEDC’s executive director Brian McMahon’s recent report: NYSEDC, SUNY, and private higher ed institutions are collaborating […]

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Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

This from Inside Higher Ed: Graduates of Bellevue College don’t have to look far for jobs in the tech industry. The community college’s north campus in Bellevue, Wash., sits across the street from Microsoft headquarters. Dozens of other tech companies — including Amazon, Google and Boeing — have offices nearby in the Seattle area. “We’re […]

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Quote of the Week:  A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

Quote of the Week: A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

“If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy to solving problems that don’t really exist?” Allison Arieff, “Solving All the Wrong Problems,” New York Times, 7/10/16 You can read her thought-provoking piece here.

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What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

We posted Friday about the write-up we did for the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) on their discussion for improving START-UP NY.  The same conference featured a discussion of Jerry Davis’s work, the Vanishing Corporation.  NYSEDC asked us to produce a summary of the discussion and the issues Davis’s theses raise for economic […]

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The Advanced Fabrics Project:  US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

The Advanced Fabrics Project: US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

According to a recent New York Times article, the textile industry is about to join the “Internet of things,” with huge implications for all manner of enterprises: This latest initiative, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, is intended to create a national network of research and development, design and manufacturing capabilities for the new fabrics. The […]

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Metro Areas lead US Economic Recovery

Metro Areas lead US Economic Recovery

A recent New York Times article cited Denver as a poster child for the new possibilities for economic success: Its transformation into one of the most dynamic economies in the country was led by local business leaders and government officials, who took advantage of existing assets while also raising taxes at times to invest in […]

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