ERIC Number: ED309287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Turning to Technology. A Strategic Plan for the Nineties. A Report of the Southern Technology Council.
Southern Growth Policies Board, Research Triangle Park, NC.
This report presents a strategic plan for the South to extend its recent success in economic development to incorporate research, manufacturing technology, and new employment opportunities demanding highly skilled workers. The report first lists a set of goals and related objectives, and these are followed by two sections discussing (1) technology and the state of the world economy in 1989 and (2) the South and the state of technology. A rationale for the strategic plan is then presented that is intended as a framework for action to spur growth by advancing technology. The plan's six broad goals are then described in detail. They are: (1) technically proficient new entrants in the labor market; (2) upgraded skills in the current work force; (3) improvement and expansion of research and development; (4) rapid commercialization of new ideas and new technologies; (5) widespread deployment and effective utilization of technology; and (6) integration of science and technology into state policy. Each goal has objectives essential to attaining that goal, and, under each objective, the plan enumerates specific actions that might be taken and by whom to help attain the objective. A discussion of the roles and responsibilities of various actors in the regional economy in bringing about change is provided next, followed by a chart that indicates lead actors for implementation of the objectives. A list of 34 resources is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Diffusion (Communication), Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Regional Planning, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education
Southern Growth Policies Board, P.O. Box 12293, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 ($10.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Growth Policies Board, Research Triangle Park, NC.