From Rustbelt Holdover to
Innovation Stronghold:
Continued Transformation of Central Indiana’s
Auto Communities Economy


...
Central Indiana has started
diversification…but heavy pockets of
dependence remain
Percent of total employment in automobi...
The Central Indiana Vision stresses the
importance of networks and collaboration

     The Central Indiana’s economy will ...
Our strategies underway are scalable,
replicable and sustainable...

 Building Open Networks to Accelerate
  Regional Inn...
IndianaWIRED used open networks and
“link and leverage” strategies to produce
remarkable results
 Four strategic focus ar...
“Link and leverage” strategies have
strengthened clusters…Examples:


 Indiana Energy Systems Network: A new
  cluster in...
Central Indiana is redefining higher
education’s role in regional economic
development
 Purdue designed one of the nation...
Central Indiana has developed
replicable, scalable strategies ready for
federal and philanthropic investment

1. Developme...
Our re-engagement strategy focuses on
developing pathways and networks




                                        9
Our open innovation strategies follow a
clear theory of change that is easily
replicable




                             ...
Strategic doing guides open civic
innovation and develops networks with
the capacity to innovate…




                    ...
Our civic leadership strategies move
through different horizons on the path to
open civic innovation....




             ...
Yet, we face some key barriers to the full
implementation and scaling of strategies
for open civic innovation...

1. Feder...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

From Rustbelt Holdover To Innovation Stronghold

1,243 views

Published on

The Obama Administration’s Auto Communities Task Force is working with a group of national foundations to develop a strategy to help auto communities.

On March 12, 2010, the Brookings Institution is hosting a day long event in which four regions are presenting ideas to shape this collaboration.

The four regions are Central Michigan, Southeast Michigan, Northeast Ohio and Central Indiana.

This is the presentation that we prepared for Central Indiana. It outlines how we are building a regional strategy around networks.

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,243
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
21
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
13
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

From Rustbelt Holdover To Innovation Stronghold

  1. 1. From Rustbelt Holdover to Innovation Stronghold: Continued Transformation of Central Indiana’s Auto Communities Economy 1
  2. 2. Central Indiana has started diversification…but heavy pockets of dependence remain Percent of total employment in automobiles and parts Howard Wial, Brookings Institute, Auto Communities & Workforce Adjustments, October 8, 2009 2
  3. 3. The Central Indiana Vision stresses the importance of networks and collaboration The Central Indiana’s economy will be transformed by open networks of innovation anchored by universities, community colleges, cluster-supporting organizations (like Conexus) and innovative companies (like Enerdel). 3
  4. 4. Our strategies underway are scalable, replicable and sustainable...  Building Open Networks to Accelerate Regional Innovation: Indiana WIRED  Building Clusters in Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics, and CleanTech Development  Redefining Higher Education’s Role in Regional Economic Development 4
  5. 5. IndianaWIRED used open networks and “link and leverage” strategies to produce remarkable results  Four strategic focus areas  Over 50 initiatives with metrics  80%+ sustained past WIRED  Outcomes: ◦ 22,133 unemployed and incumbent workers trained ◦ 1,525 degrees or certificates earned ◦ 3,230 unemployed workers placed in target occupations ◦ $2.1 million saved in industry cost savings ◦ 19 business plans developed ◦ 8 new products/services launched ◦ 10 new businesses launched 5
  6. 6. “Link and leverage” strategies have strengthened clusters…Examples:  Indiana Energy Systems Network: A new cluster in CleanTech  $416 million federal stimulus investment in advanced battery and electric vehicle component industries  Ivy Tech Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics curricula 6
  7. 7. Central Indiana is redefining higher education’s role in regional economic development  Purdue designed one of the nation’s top university research commercialization systems.  Four research parks across the state.  Purdue is pioneering new approaches to “link and leverage” university assets to support regional development. 7
  8. 8. Central Indiana has developed replicable, scalable strategies ready for federal and philanthropic investment 1. Development of re-engagement networks 2. Application of open innovation strategies 3. Strengthening of civic leadership networks 8
  9. 9. Our re-engagement strategy focuses on developing pathways and networks 9
  10. 10. Our open innovation strategies follow a clear theory of change that is easily replicable 10
  11. 11. Strategic doing guides open civic innovation and develops networks with the capacity to innovate… 11
  12. 12. Our civic leadership strategies move through different horizons on the path to open civic innovation.... 12
  13. 13. Yet, we face some key barriers to the full implementation and scaling of strategies for open civic innovation... 1. Federal policies are not geared to promoting civic innovation: disconnected and inflexible 2. Weak platforms to collaborate across regions to learn “what works” 3. Absence of “seed financing” to launch promising pilots 13

×