SSTI’s annual conference engages those involved in the innovation economy in a dynamic exploration of the advances and challenges facing our community. Gather with your peers to help build solutions in the face of uncertain funding and other roadblocks, and to share practices that strengthen science, tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Find out more here.
On June 29th, 2016, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, discussed ways to advance trade and competitiveness, at the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit.
Christophe Guichard and Tshanda Kalombo - From 17 to 19 November 2015, 77 national and regional cluster policy-makers, experts and researchers from both the United States and the European Union gathered in Boston and Washington for a workshop to exchange experiences and best practices on cluster mapping, cluster portals and cluster-based economic development policies.
Brookings -- Innovation and STEM-worker (science, technology, engineering, and math) intensive “advanced industries” are the prime movers of regional and national economic competitiveness in the United States. Industries like aerospace and auto, oil and gas extraction, or software and health IT stand at the forefront of the most disruptive technological and business dynamics of the moment, and will be central to U.S. prosperity going forward.
The National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, have launched a new competition for communities experiencing economic challenges resulting from the contraction of the coal industry.
Join NACo and NADO on Thursday, 1/22 at 2pm ET to learn more about the challenge and ask questions to competition organizers. For more information about the competition, please read more.
Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for Talent Development Federal Funding Opportunity Webinar Wed, Dec 3, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST
EDA Assistant Secretary Jay Williams will provide an introduction of the Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for Talent Development Federal Funding Opportunity. He will be joined by Kate McAdams, Senior Advisor to Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Bryan Borlik, Director of the EDA Performance and National Programs division.
Today, far too often important economic development decisions are being made with a lack of transparent, comparable data and analysis. U.S. Cluster Mapping takes one key step in the direction of bringing together state of the art research in clusters, combined with 52+ economic indicators into an online, open-data, open-source platform that allows practitioners to make more informed decisions about economic development, both in the U.S. and abroad. This webinar will be an interactive session that will take you through the tool and how best to use it to achieve your goals.
The U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commissionis encouraging collaboration between cluster organizations in the two countries. Read the attached letter for an opportunity to meet Russian cluster organizations at an event in early November 2012.