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.
The RENACER program and framework consists of highly customizable and practical training programs, prepared and delivered by the specialized institutions and individual stakeholders collaborating with the program, which will:
On July 29 and 30, 2014, the LMI Institute held its latest training session in Sacramento, CA. The training covered two different economic analysis topics: Cluster Mapping and the Basics of Economic Impact Analysis. Over twenty participants spent two days learning about these topics through a variety of presentations, group exercises and other interactive activities. On July 29th, Sarah Jane Maxted and Jenny Zhao of Harvard Business School instructed participants about the U.S.
Taking an active leadership role on a regional level, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation invited the Harvard Business School to give one of the first demonstrations in California of its new ‘industry cluster’ mapping data tool. As defined by experts, an industry cluster is a regional concentration of related companies and industries, like the aerospace industry. Industry clusters drive regional economic performance including job growth and motivation, and serve to attract investments, export op
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities as part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies that help communities expand private investment in manufacturing and increase international trade and exports.
In a recent blog article, SSTI reports the spending and intensity of U.S. research & development from 2006 to 2011. During this five year period, U.S. total R&D investment grew by 23.37 percent. California, in addition to ranking near the top of the list of R&D-focused states, leads in total R&D spending. In 2011, the state's spending reached $91.4 billion, accounting for more than one-fifth all U.S. research investment. Other high-ranking states include Massachusetts, Texas, Maryland, and New York.
The region encompassing the California-Baja border boasts a ecosystem of diverse industries. Now, U.S. and Mexican researchers are joining forces for a cluster study that examines San Diego County, Imperial County, and the Mexican state of Baja California under a uniform lens, in an effort to show their combined strengths and ultimately help inform public policy for this binational region. The study relies on an econometrics tool known as the input-output matrix, which measures purchases and sales between businesses. An early version of the report is set to be released by year’s end.