ERIC Number: ED247791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Strategy for the Eighties: High Technology Industrial Development.
Kansas State Dept. of Economic Development, Topeka.
The need for high technology development in Kansas is assessed, with attention to community considerations and the roles of universities and state government in fostering technology development and community considerations. After defining a high technology industry, technologically innovative industries are identified, and influences on the location of high technology plants are considered. University concerns include: the benefits of high technology development to industry and university, the research capabilities of Kansas academic institutions and the nature of research support, the types of research specialization, and what Kansas universities must do to attract high technology. Considerations for communities that wish to attract high technology industries include: benefits to the community, standards that a community should meet, and the specific communities that have high potential to attract high technology industries. The history of research and technology development in Kansas is briefly reviewed, and the involvement of other states in high technology industries is discussed. The questionnaire used to survey high technology industries is appended, along with brief descriptions of activities employed by various states to encourage technology innovation, including an "R&D Scorecard" from "Business Week." (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Economic Development, Topeka.
Note: Prepared by the Planning and Community Development Division.