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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.

Putting Work-Based Learning to Work: A Learn and Earn Implementation Strategy for Central Louisiana

February 3, 2016

In 2014 the Central, Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) engaged RTS to examine the shape of the future CLEDA regional economy – the industries that will define it, the jobs that will be needed to drive it, and the workforce development system that will produce the talent and skills to fill those jobs with qualified [...]

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Driving Innovation and Growth for Los Angeles Bioscience: A Plan to Identify and Implement a Dealmaker Firm-to-Firm Network

February 2, 2016

RTS, in concert with its partner, CommonWeal, LLC is identifying, analyzing and animating the network of serial entrepreneurs and investors (Dealmakers) within the Los Angeles region’s biotechnology cluster to support the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation’s engagement with the County of Los Angeles to deliver an implementation plan to support the cluster. This CommonWeal/RTS effort [...]

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Understanding the Strength of our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: A Dealmaker Network Analysis of the Nova Scotia Economy

RTS, in concert with its partner, CommonWeal, LLC is identifying and analyzing the network or serial entrepreneurs (Dealmakers) in Nova Scotia and then mapping the connections among these individuals and their associated companies within each major industry sector. The project is being performed for Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (NNCE) in support o [...]

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