Nearly every major metro region in America is experiencing great economic stress. Amazingly, stakeholders in every region are disconnected, disjointed and unable to effectively communicate. There exists no common vision, strategy or framework for including and empowering all of the region's residents.
Local innovation ecosystems are fragmented, with leaders operating in their own independent silos. And historically underserved and disconnected peoples and communities are so far behind they are losing ground daily as the explosive growth of innovation hubs and the startup culture threatens to leave them behind permanently.
The Innovation Economy Epiphany Workshop introduces the BIG PICTURE in a way that all audiences can clearly understand. In this workshop, the key issues of a common local vision, common understanding, common strategies, inclusive frameworks and open collaboration are threaded throughout.
But how do we develop a common vision, common understanding, and a strategic approach toward economic inclusion and increased regional competitiveness?
How do we empower those who have fallen far behind to not only participate in the innovation economy but become productive in job growth and wealth creation?
And how can we identify and scale up what's working in each local region?
What role does education play in the "economic future" of each region?
And how do we get local stakeholders to break down the walls of competitive silos to collaborate for the benefit of each generation?
This workshop is an innovative approach to aligning the disjointed, connecting the disconnected and empowering individuals, communities and regions to develop a sustainable pipeline to productivity process that increases job growth and regional economic competitiveness through the framework of local innovation, inclusion and impact.
You will emerge from this workshop with a significantly greater understanding of how your local innovation ecosystem works, your role in it and an understanding of how you can be part of the solution to the challenges your region faces.
This workshop is step one of a process that will open your eyes to a 21st century economic imperative and national vision of Inclusive Competitiveness. It is a must-attend event for anyone concerned about the economic future of their community, region and state.