Richard Florida, the well-known economist and urban theorist, says the Capital Region of Albany is one of the top 25 areas for the young and ambitious.
One evening in the summer of 2013, Richard Florida sat down in the lounge of a SoHo hotel to talk to his New York publisher about writing a new book.
In January 1992, Carnegie Mellon University undertook a project, in collaboration with the Technology Development and Education Corporation, called “Design for High Performance Manufacturing Infrastructure”. The objective of the project was to analyze and invigorate the supplier base and manufacturing infrastructure of Southwestern Pennsylvania…
What is the role of venture capital in industrial competitiveness? On the one hand, venture capital has played a crucial role in the emergence of innovative entrepreneurial enterprises and high-technology regions such as Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128 corridor. On the other hand, a number of commentators have suggested that venture capital contributes to a pattern of chronic entrepreneurship and the breakthrough illusion of U.S. high technology which have a negative implications for U.S. technological and industrial competitiveness.
The research that led to this report was commissioned by the Council of Great Lakes Governors in 1992 to provide a fresh look at the competitiveness of the Great Lakes Economy. The goal was to identify strategic areas in which collaboration among business and government leaders could accelerate the economic revitalization that had begun.
A Report by the Sustainable Economic Development Project. H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. Carnegie Mellon University. For the Sustainable Pittsburgh Initiative.
Dr. Richard Florida, Mark Atlas. H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA
The Project. The report that follows is the product of the Urban Competitiveness Systems Synthesis Project of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.