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2023 PSW Annual Conference: Takeaways & Trends

In October 2023, Tom Stellman and Alexis Angelo were part of a panel on the intersection of economic development and philanthropy at Philanthropy Southwest’s 75th Annual Conference, held in the Lost Pines region outside of Austin. In her latest post, Alexis summarizes the panel, which featured our work for the City of Muskogee Foundation, and shares her takeaways from the event.

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Putting Generative AI in Perspective

While generative AI may not be a singular historical moment, it is a significant one in the longer arc of technological change. TIP managing partner Jon Roberts considers the implications of generative AI and offers actions that economic developers can take to both mitigate the challenges and leverage the opportunities facing their local economies and workforces.

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Field Notes: Fostering Innovation at Texas Universities

Earlier this year, the Texas Higher Education Foundation engaged TIP and Research Bridge Partners to bring a cross-section of stakeholders together and create a statewide plan focused on technology transfer, commercialization, and innovation. We invited the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, Jaclyn Le, to talk about the strategic planning process underway.

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Building a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem in Greater Green Bay

Greater Green Bay’s innovation ecosystem has undergone a remarkable transformation since 2015. TIP’s multiple strategic planning projects in the region have allowed the team to witness this phenomenon firsthand. In this piece, VP of business development, John Karras, shares his thoughts on the characteristics that support the region’s dynamic startup and entrepreneurial environment.

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Field Notes: Delivering Results in Greater Fort Wayne

In February 2020, TIP was engaged by Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., to create Allen County Together (ACT), a 10-year economic development strategic plan for Fort Wayne-Allen County, Indiana. We recently followed up with Ellen Cutter, the organization’s Chief Economic Development Officer, to check on progress to date on ACT and learn more about the region’s innovation initiatives.

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Triptychs: Driving Innovation and Sustainability in the Blue Economy

Projected to generate $3 trillion over the next decade, the global blue economy presents vast economic potential. Sustainable practices are crucial to ensuring the long-term health of the ocean ecosystems, coastal communities, and water-related sectors. This blog post explores three innovative North American regions that successfully balance resilience and economic growth.

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Field Notes: Creating a Collaborative Framework for Implementation

Recognizing the resources required to holistically implement its new strategic plan, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has taken collaboration and coordination to heart. In addition to integrating the plan’s four pillars and related visualizations into their website, AEDC has created cross-sector working groups to move each pillar forward.

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Field Notes: Building Consensus in CEDS Planning

As the lead on Central Indiana’s comprehensive economic development strategy, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization started laying the groundwork early. By having one-on-one conversations with a broad cross-section of leaders, organizations, and elected officials, even before the planning process began, the IMPO was able to build consensus and weave the region’s core values throughout the plan.

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