We concentrate investing in communities that demonstrate collaboration, an established ecosupport system and solid science. Most who made this list have these traits in common and gained to the Top 10 listed cluster by Gen News. Most saw significant increases in NIH funding (thanks in part to the $2 billion Congressional boost in research funding, […]
Less than a year since the US Food and Drug Administration ordered 23andMe, the leading personalized genetic testing company to cease and desist in DNA testing without the proper medical protocols, the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) has awarded the company a $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based […]
New Orleans: Citing a strong local economy and the lower cost of doing business in the South, New Orleans tied San Antonio as the #1 cities for attracting college grads 2007-2012. The city’s post-Katrina redevelopment and expansion of the film, technology and the biotech industries have given rise to Economist Joel Louisiana offers the country’s […]
GEN’s algorithm ranked the top locations that included many of the up-and-coming smaller clusters which are showing major advances. The European cluster building deploys the organizing principle of Subsidiarity, which increases the opportunity for accelerated growth. The closer the governing authority the faster decision process. One notable example was Norway’s Oslo Cancer Cluster which […]
Talent, trained workforce, critical mass, lifestyle and not tax incentives are the keys to recruiting entrepreneurs!
The long-term survival of cities is in recruiting a new generation to take up residence, build businesses and employ more locals. Once their roots are established, we can expect that they will pay taxes on homes, businesses and purchases, have families and begin to support schools and a positive cycle begins anew. That is the […]
Pick up any journal or publication focused on community development and you will find a countless number of articles, reports and studies all speaking to the impact of innovation on economic development. A pattern is emerging from this discussion: Do it or be left behind. But to truly create a nexus or hub there are […]
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