ERIC Number: ED235344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development. Census of State Government Initiatives for High-Technology Industrial Development. Background Paper.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Census data were gathered on existing state government programs to stimulate, attract, or retain high technology industrial development. A preliminary taxonomy of program types and services indicated the range and diversity of the tactics. The census identified over 200 state and local economic development initiatives with at least some features directed toward high technological development. A total of 38 "dedicated" high technology development programs were found in 22 states. Initiatives to promote high technological industrial development usually resulted as natural, evolutionary outgrowths of the state's ongoing economic development efforts or from a special effort. State strategies targeted three different phases in the development and commercialization of new technologies: initial research and product/process development, commercialization and firm creation, and expanding production or application by established firms. (An appendix amounting to over 80 percent of the report contains detailed descriptions of 150 of the initiatives launched by state governments. Strategies and programs are arranged by states in alphabetical order. For each state, a general discussion of the state's overall strategy is followed by program descriptions that provide this information: program title, director or manager, address, date of establishment, level of state funding, program type, program services, and description.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Developmental Programs, Economic Development, Research and Development, State Government, State Programs, Technological Advancement, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.