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“Regional Champions” are important to Economic Growth

“Regional Champions” are important to Economic Growth

That’s the findings of several recent scholarly papers highlighted by the State Science and Technology Institute.  Here is one of the more interesting points raised by the research:  [According] to the authors’ analysis it is not high-technology concentration that fuels job creation, but growth in high-technology concentration that matters most. This challenges the common view […]

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Louisiana Creates $40M Fund to Create Incentives for STEM Education

Louisiana Creates $40M Fund to Create Incentives for STEM Education

This from the State Science and Technology Institute: A project underway between IBM and Louisiana State University’s School of Engineering aims to better meet employer needs by tripling the number of computer science graduates in five years. Hoping to generate more partnerships like these, lawmakers approved legislation supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal that allows colleges […]

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Is the NY/MidAtlantic Region a New Mecca for Angels?

Is the NY/MidAtlantic Region a New Mecca for Angels?

The State Science and Technology Institute reports that the New York and Mid-Atlantic regions are emerging as a major focus for angel financing: Together, New York and the Mid-Atlantic region were home to as much angel investment activity as California, according to the 2013 Year in Review edition of the HALO Report, published by Silicon […]

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What’s Hot in Technology-Based Economic Development

What’s Hot in Technology-Based Economic Development

As many of you know, we’ve been involved in technology-based development (TBED) for about ten years.  One of the most valuable resources for anyone concerned with the topic is the State Science Technology Institute (SSTI).  They’ve just released a new report on the latest trends in tech-led development.  It includes information on: The Importance of  […]

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