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Converting Creativity into Economic Opportunity

RTS helps regions around the country measure the impact creative enterprises are having on their economy and craft new strategies to build upon their unique assets.…

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Creating Sustainable Rural Economies

The greening of our economy can create new opportunities in regions that have been traditionally left behind. RTS is working with the Ford Foundation and other…

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Advancing Economic Opportunity Through a Strong Workforce

In all its projects, RTS works with communities to develop strategies that create good high paying jobs. For instance, our support to the Rapides Foundation in…

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What is RTS?

Helping People and Places Innovate, Collaborate, and Prosper.

Regional Technology Strategies, Inc. (RTS) builds and accelerates regional competitive advantage by encouraging higher value-added commerce performed by highly skilled people.

A 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, RTS assists governments, foundations, and other organizations in creating, implementing, and evaluating innovative regional economic development strategies. In its work, RTS pays special attention to historically disadvantaged regions and populations.

Montana Bioscience Cluster Analysis Update

May 7, 2013

It’s been over 10 years since RTS identified, analyzed and mapped Montana’s emerging bioscience cluster as part of a larger industrial cluster project for the Governor’s Office and Economic Development. This effort led to the creation of the Montana BioScience Alliance (MBSA) to support the growth and continued development of the cluster.
In 2012, RTS was [...]

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Community Colleges’ Roles in Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing

March 21, 2013

This paper summarizes the context, presentations, and discussions from a symposium on “The Future of Manufacturing: Implications for Community Colleges” that was held on Oct 1-2, 2012 in Covington, Kentucky. The event was sponsored by the Trans-Atlantic Technology & Training Alliance, an international alliance of community colleges managed by Regional Technology Strategies and the Danish [...]

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GrowGreenEd.Com Supporting Sustainable Food Systems - Now Launched!

December 27, 2012

One of the most viable sectors in America’s manufacturing base is food production. A growing demand for local, sustainable, and artisan foods has generated new economic opportunities for small-scale food growing and production, from artisan cheeses to microbrews, in both rural and urban areas. The result is an emerging demand for new skills and knowledge, [...]

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