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  • Technology enables growth in the heartland to occur

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