Edward Lundquist, Marine Technology News -- An in-depth conversation with Greg Cox, a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and California Coastal Commission and a key proponent of the San Diego Blue Tech Cluster.
Douglas J. Guth, Fresh Water -- Greater Cleveland's workforce is highly educated, with 17 percent of its workforce boasting a graduate or professional degree. That puts the metro 10th in national rankings of top-skilled diploma carrying cities, one spot ahead of Pittsburgh. In terms of broader economic growth, demographer and urban planner Richey Piiparinen believes Cleveland can take advantage of those big brains through creation of high-density areas of expertise.
BizTimes -- FaB Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Area Technical College have announced further details about the Food Maker School and Center of Excellence they are forming on the south side of Milwaukee. FaB Wisconsin is an industry cluster that encourages economic development among food and beverage manufacturers across the state.
Exeter Express & Echo --The next step in the development of Exeter Science Park has been celebrated as work begins on the access road to a new climate cluster. East Devon MP and Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire joined those involved in the project to mark the start of work on the Global Environmental Futures campus, where the Met Office intends to base part of its new £97m supercomputer, subject to planning permission. The turf cutting ceremony heralded the start of work on the road opening up the new cluster, which has been named Upp
IEDC -- Whether targeting new sectors for growth or diversifying their economies, economic developers are most effective at attracting sustained investment when they understand corporate location requirements, identify specific opportunities based on their community, and market according to a cluster strategy. In the next ten years, a handful of innovative industrial sectors will be responsible for creating millions of highly-skilled, high-paying new jobs. For economic developers, these changes offer immense opportunity to build growth clusters.
Tyler Waldman, Technical.ly Baltimore -- At the CyberMaryland conference in Baltimore on Thursday, state officials signed an international memorandum of understanding with The Hague Security Delta.
The MOU with the Dutch cluster of more than 400 companies will last three years and, Department of Business and Economic Development officials hope, will lead to economic growth opportunities in both regions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states’ energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, Nelson Mail -- The evidence on economic development from throughout the world is quite clear: regions that are home to dynamic clusters and companies that are rooted in such clusters (such as Silicon Valley, home to Apple, Adobe, Cisco, Facebook, eBay, Google, Yahoo, YouTube and 7000 other firms) do better. One cluster I have visited is in Reykjavik, Iceland, a city familiar to many involved in Nelson's fishing industry. I have visited Hampidjan,
Jessica Palmer, Alamogordo Daily News -- Gov. Susana Martinez visited Alamogordo Friday. She hosted a conference at the New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Tays Center to announced the selection of Southeastern New Mexico by U.S. Small Business Administration as a Regional Innovation Cluster. It was one of only four new such regional networks throughout the country. Martinez said that New Mexico was chosen from 40 other potential candidates.
Karel Beckman, Energy Post -- Wave power at 7.5 cents/kWh? That’s what CorPower Ocean, a Swedish startup, is hoping to deliver with its new Wave Energy Converter (WEC). The technology for this new wave power device was invented by Dr. Stig Lundbäck, a medical doctor from Sweden who has spent his life studying the pumping principles of the human heart – and has used this knowledge to design a giant buoy that gently oscillates in resonance with the waves of the sea.