technology-based economic development

Innovations in Technology-based Economic Development in 2013

Innovations in Technology-based Economic Development in 2013

The State Science and Technology Institute has a new report about major technology-based economic development initiatives in 2013.  Here are a few of the highlights: Examples include Connecticut’s 10-year, $2 billion Next Generation Connecticut Plan to expand funding for science and technology education on the campuses of the University of Connecticut and a $200 million […]

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In Case You Needed More Proof of the Importance of Tech-Based Development. . .

In Case You Needed More Proof of the Importance of Tech-Based Development. . .

. . .the New York Times recently highlighted a trend in which large multinational firms are opening offices in the Silicon Valley.  The reason?  To get in on the venture capital game with tech-based start-ups: From downtown San Francisco to Palo Alto, companies like American Express and Ford are opening offices and investing millions of […]

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China and Technology-based Economic Development

China and Technology-based Economic Development

McKinsey has a briefing on the state of innovation in China: Chinese companies. . . benefit from their government’s emphasis on indigenous innovation, underlined in the latest five-year plan. Chinese authorities view innovation as critical both to the domestic economy’s long-term health and to the global competiveness of Chinese companies. China has already created the […]

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