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    1. 1. Today <ul><ul><li>Case Examples in Smaller Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telling the story with metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A look at Kentucky </li></ul></ul>
    2. 5. <ul><li>Hands on, purpose-driven leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Science & tech “triple helix” working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University, Industry, government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized research, training, facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human capital (Brain Belt) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education is highly valued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher ed, k-12 engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic regional business sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outward oriented and globally savvy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration effect of Great Plains -> Microsoft </li></ul></ul>Red River Valley: North Dakota and Minnesota
    3. 6. Red River Valley Research Corridor Coordinating Center <ul><li>Brand Building – internally and externally </li></ul><ul><li>Can function outside of common organizational constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Network Building </li></ul>
    4. 7. <ul><li>Accelerate your development strategy by showcasing your best technology-based capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage regional universities and colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Build connections with outside collaborators, funders and investors in business and government </li></ul><ul><li>Engage key players in defining a strategy and action plan for building promising trade and technology opportunities </li></ul>High Performance Action Summits SM “ Temporary economic agglomerations” Powering Up Networks in Your Region
    5. 8. Energy & Environmental Research Center Built on Partnerships <ul><li>Active Contracts: </li></ul><ul><li>Total value of EERC contract portfolio in FY08 was over $227 million </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately one funding proposal sent out a day </li></ul><ul><li>434 in FY08 – not grants </li></ul><ul><li>94% nonfederal partners </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Since 1987, over 1000 clients in 51 countries and all 50 states </li></ul><ul><li>Client Specs: </li></ul><ul><li>Governmental clients: 89 </li></ul><ul><li>Academia: 51 </li></ul><ul><li>International market: 137 </li></ul><ul><li>Private corporations: 760 </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Specs: </li></ul><ul><li>55% from North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>21% from Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>53% of degreed employees are graduates of UND </li></ul><ul><li>63% degreed employees are graduates of the North Dakota University System </li></ul>
    6. 10. Infrastructure is a Driver of Economic Progress Facilities ………………………………………. Infrasystems Public Service Interoperability Transactional Innovation Water Waste treatment Roads Open space Connectivity -> telecom Mobility -> transit, transport, shipping Distribution -> water and energy Export processing zones Logistics centers Multi-modal shipping Specialized facilities -> R&D labs, tech parks, skills training centers Advanced services for connectivity, energy, environmental
    7. 11. Research Enterprise and Commercialization Center <ul><li>$14 million, 50,00 Sq Ft </li></ul><ul><li>University Co-Location for private partners </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Level 3 Lab Space </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>State Centers of Excellence : $3.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>ND Development fund : $750K </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. EDA : $1.5 million loans </li></ul><ul><li>City Economic Development Fund : $500K </li></ul><ul><li>Knight Foundation : $500K </li></ul>
    8. 12. Rural Tech Centers <ul><li>Community Access </li></ul><ul><li>Teleconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Training Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Low Cost office Space </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagment </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Rural Development </li></ul><ul><li>Local Matches </li></ul><ul><li>Elbow Grease </li></ul>
    9. 13. Wenatchee, WA Leveraging Infrastructure <ul><li>Waterfront development results in $400 million investment in residential, commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Economic growth in technology, higher-value industries, including fruits and viticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Vehicle Innovations Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>testing and demonstrating Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV's); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nurturing business focusing on PHEV's, biofuels, and solar energy; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educating the public about these new exciting technologies. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 14. Financial Infrastructure <ul><li>RAIN Source ® helps bring together like-minded angel investors to form individual RAIN funds ~ and then provides these funds with a process for </li></ul><ul><li>due diligence, </li></ul><ul><li>legal templates, </li></ul><ul><li>management support, </li></ul><ul><li>access to deal flow and </li></ul><ul><li>other resources. </li></ul><ul><li>23 Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>Montana </li></ul><ul><li>RAIN funds range in size from seven to 61 members, who have pooled anywhere from $500,000 to $2 million. </li></ul>RAINSourcecapital.com
    11. 16. Wisconsin Rapids, WI <ul><li>Create a business friendly environment and empower entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Shape a shared vision for people throughout the region </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate new enterprises, resulting in additional job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Build the area’s endowed charitable assets to support sustainable community development </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate emerging young leaders to drive positive change </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire community spirit & pride </li></ul><ul><li>As a member of this community, I can “Make It Happen.” </li></ul><ul><li>Create My Future </li></ul><ul><li>Support Local Business </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Give to My Community </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Change </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire Others </li></ul><ul><li>Be Positive </li></ul>
    12. 17. High Performance Community Operating Principles <ul><li>A community like an individual has a work to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Communities don’t act, the parts do. </li></ul><ul><li>Success comes from seizing momentum and aligning actions with trends that work in your favor </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity is increasingly determined by the power of connections elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>A compelling story commits people to the possibilities </li></ul>
    13. 18. If the numbers aren’t interesting, then you have the wrong numbers. - Edward Tufte
    14. 23. Kentucky Demographics and Economy
    15. 38. “ If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas.” Linus Pauling Quantum chemist & biochemist Nobel Prize Winner (2 times) Become a possibility factory! High Throughput – Combinatorial
    16. 39. I’ll believe it when I see it. I’ll see it when I believe it.” Tell a compelling story that commits people to the possibilities People must first share a story which they are all a part and relate their course of action to that story . Howard Gardner
    17. 40. THANK YOU <ul><li>www.newgeography.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.praxissg.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>