Sucessful Economic Development Includes Private Sector-Academic Partnerships

The Leyte Samur Daily Express covers an economic development session I was involved with on Monday, January 23rd.

My role was to  share my experience in growing local economies, emphasizing the role of government as enabler and facilitator of the process.

My emphasis highlighted as  economies and the practice of economic development change, communities must look at all of their assets both performing and under performing, and determine which ones can be harnessed as community and economic building blocks. I focused on getting “market ready”, packaging economic strengths as easy to understand, easy to sell and easy to buy products for tourists and investors.

I shared an economic developers best friend “R &D” or Rob and Duplicate, which I think will now be my claim to fame in the Philippines. R&D essentially means learn from the best, don’t reinvent the wheel and use what works for others by customizing good ideas to suit your circumstances.

Click here to connect to the article on-line.

Click here for the Power Point presentation.

Brief Background
This podcast was taken from a recent two week Local Economic Development LGSP-LED

consulting assignment Dan undertook on behalf of The Canadian Urban Instute, CIDA funded project.

Dan pioneered the practice of Creative Rural Economy, Economic Development in Prince Edward County, Ontario for 10 years until 2011. Now he is the President and CEO of the Greater Peterborough Economic Development Commission and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster where his role has expanded to include both urban and rural creative economy work. Dan also speaks regularly to groups, organizations and conferences in order to help them grow their economies.

Want to Hear More?
Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise to help others on developing Creative Economies – Rural, Small Town & City. To book Dan for speaking engagements, facilitation, workshops and more click here or email here.


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