Be Sure to Attend IEDC’s Technology-Led Economic Development Course!

Be Sure to Attend IEDC’s Technology-Led Economic Development Course!

International Economic Development Council

The quest to expand or increase a community's technology businesses can be confusing and overwhelming at first glance. Communities must judge to what extent they should strive to recruit and support the technology industry, and determine ways to help local businesses tap into technology opportunities. Learn how to partner with government, industry, universities and the public to make technology a more prominent element of your local economy. Find out how the importance of economic transition from an Industrial Economy to a Knowledge Economy has made science and technology and a highly-skilled workforce the two key components of economic growth.

Course highlights:

•Dynamics of the Global Knowledge Economy
•Regional TLED Strategies-Who Must Participate and Partner?
•Preparing a Market Strategy Based on Local Assets
•Comprehensive Regional Innovation Systems
•Technology Commercialization / Knowledge Management
•Promotion Tactics
•Research Parks, Incubators, and Multi-Tenant Buildings

Instructors include:

•Martha J. Connolly, Ph.D. Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH), University of Maryland
•Sean Garretson, AICP, President, Pegasus Planning, LLC
•Eva Klein, Managing Partner, IDEA Partnerships, LLC

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For more information contact:

Janelle Shellenhamer
International Economic Development Council
734 15th St. NW Suite 900
DC 20005

Phone: (202)223-7800
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 29, 2008

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