A Practitioner’s Perspective onFederal Policy and Opportunitiesfor Local Economic DevelopersTEDC Winter MeetingJanuary 19,...
Federal Policy: Key Themes•   Regional innovation•   “Bottom-up” strategies•   Breaking down silos•   Increasing ROI•   Me...
Obama adds cabinet seat forSBA administrator, proposesmerging commerce agencies                 The Washington Post, 01/13...
Wordle™ of remarks prepared for delivery by John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, at t...
16 agencies$37M combined funding$69M private investment4,800 new jobs4,000 trained workers300 new businesses              ...
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OEDIT/OEDIT/1251595201376
http://nyworks.ny.gov
intermediary                                            Northeast Ohio Speed‐To‐Market Accelerator will employ a step‐by‐s...
Louisiana Tech “LA_i6” Proof of Concept Center to support and                                              expedite the in...
Future Opportunities: How can EDCs be ready?•   Form regional coalitions•   Identify key clusters•   Recruit employers to ...
START NOWIf you wait until you see the funding    notice, it’s already too late.
Clusters: Existing Initiatives/Potential Partners                                                         http://www.clust...
Clusters: Making Your Case in Metropolitan Areas     Traded (Exporting) Clusters in    Using federally-funded tool     Bea...
Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation                                 ...
Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation                                 ...
Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation                                 ...
Best Practices: Kansashttp://www.nado.org/growing-rural-innovation-based-economies-kansas-opportunity-innovation-network  ...
Best Practices: Venture Development                                                               Check out profiles      ...
Best Practices: Venture Developmenthttp://regionalinnovation.org   19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
Federal Experience: Takeaways for Texas EDCs• Budget realities and politics are transforming  regional programs—business a...
Brian Kelseybrian@civicanalytics.com512-731-7851     http://civicanalytics.com     @brianjkelsey     facebook.com/economic...
A Practitioner’s Perspective on Federal Policy and Opportunities for Local Economic Developers
A Practitioner’s Perspective on Federal Policy and Opportunities for Local Economic Developers
A Practitioner’s Perspective on Federal Policy and Opportunities for Local Economic Developers
A Practitioner’s Perspective on Federal Policy and Opportunities for Local Economic Developers
A Practitioner’s Perspective on Federal Policy and Opportunities for Local Economic Developers
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  1. 1. A Practitioner’s Perspective onFederal Policy and Opportunitiesfor Local Economic DevelopersTEDC Winter MeetingJanuary 19, 2012
  2. 2. Federal Policy: Key Themes• Regional innovation• “Bottom-up” strategies• Breaking down silos• Increasing ROI• Metrics 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  3. 3. Obama adds cabinet seat forSBA administrator, proposesmerging commerce agencies The Washington Post, 01/13/12 http://www.commerce.gov/americacompetes
  4. 4. Wordle™ of remarks prepared for delivery by John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, at the 18th Annual Conference of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds in Arlington, Texas, on October 19, 2011. Source: http://www.eda.gov/NewsEvents/Speeches/Speech10192011_SeedAndVentureFunds_TX
  5. 5. 16 agencies$37M combined funding$69M private investment4,800 new jobs4,000 trained workers300 new businesses http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/jobsandinnovationchallenge
  6. 6. http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OEDIT/OEDIT/1251595201376
  7. 7. http://nyworks.ny.gov
  8. 8. intermediary Northeast Ohio Speed‐To‐Market Accelerator will employ a step‐by‐step process to help accelerate the commercialization of products, increase the global competitiveness of cluster companies, attract additional private capital to the region, and attract students, incumbent workers, and the unemployed to educational and training programs.entrepreneurship workforce industry http://www.nortech.org/news-room/press-releases/northeast-ohio-winner-of-white-house-jobs-and-innovation-accelerator-challenge
  9. 9. Louisiana Tech “LA_i6” Proof of Concept Center to support and expedite the introduction of new “green” technology innovations from companies along the I-20 corridor in north Louisiana, south Arkansas, west central Mississippi, and northeast Texas into markets throughout the region and the nation. i6 Green WinnerFederal $ > academic research > intermediary > commercialization > entrepreneurship
  10. 10. Future Opportunities: How can EDCs be ready?• Form regional coalitions• Identify key clusters• Recruit employers to lead• Evaluate your “ecosystem”• Develop a strategy• Decide on metrics• Brief officials 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  11. 11. START NOWIf you wait until you see the funding notice, it’s already too late.
  12. 12. Clusters: Existing Initiatives/Potential Partners http://www.clustermapping.us 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  13. 13. Clusters: Making Your Case in Metropolitan Areas Traded (Exporting) Clusters in Using federally-funded tool Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (cluster map) to demonstrate alignment with federal goals Potential Targets (regions, clusters, exports) http://www.clustermapping.us
  14. 14. Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  15. 15. Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  16. 16. Clusters: Making Your Case in Rural/Nontraditional http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  17. 17. Best Practices: Kansashttp://www.nado.org/growing-rural-innovation-based-economies-kansas-opportunity-innovation-network 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  18. 18. Best Practices: Venture Development Check out profiles for case studies of VDOs in urban and rural areas, such as i2E in Oklahoma.http://regionalinnovation.org 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  19. 19. Best Practices: Venture Developmenthttp://regionalinnovation.org 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  20. 20. Federal Experience: Takeaways for Texas EDCs• Budget realities and politics are transforming regional programs—business as usual is over• Texas can be competitive if we are willing to think creatively about regional partnerships• Demonstrating viability of clusters in rural communities will be critical opportunity 19 January 2012 | TEDC Winter Meeting
  21. 21. Brian Kelseybrian@civicanalytics.com512-731-7851 http://civicanalytics.com @brianjkelsey facebook.com/economicdevelopment linkedin.com/in/brianjkelsey

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