Archive for the ‘Interesting websites’ Category

New US Commerce Department report on US competitiveness

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The America COMPETES project of the US Commerce Department focuses on how we can out innovate, out educate, out connect, out produce and out empower the rest of the global economy. The project is a two year effort with an impressive advisory board. It culminated in the final report “The Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States” delivered today to Congress. You can download the full report or go to the main website to see videos or investigate the various elements of the effort.

The Investment & Innovation Forum focuses on our recent work on Mississippi’s creative economy

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Investment & Innovation Forum is a Canberra, Australia-based organization created by Rod Brown of the Cockatoo network. More info on them is available here.

With members in 33 countries, the focus is on best practices in innovative economic development. The latest issue of their Cockatoo newsletter highlights our recently released work for the State of Mississippi on its creative economy. There is a link to the CraftNET Sketches here.

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Interesting website on developing Charleston’s creative economy

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Parliament is an interesting collection of, as they call themselves, “Working Class Creatives” helping to build a stronger and more interesting creative milieu in the Charleston, SC metro area. They certainly seem to sponsor some really interesting events! To keep up check out their blog.

And we say all this not just because they partially funded and devote a page to the work we did on the creative economy in Charleston.