ERIC Number: ED465123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Strategic Planning in the Technology-Driven World: A Guidebook for Innovation-Led Development.
Montana, Jennifer; Reamer, Andrew; Henton, Doug; Melville, John; Walesh, Kim
This guidebook is intended to help economic development practitioners adopt a realistic, principles-based approach to strategic planning applicable to areas with widely different technology assets. Part 1 examines elements of successful regional development in today's technology-driven economy (TDE). Chapter 1 focuses on ways a TDE can transform possibilities for economic development; explores the capacity that regions need to be prosperous in a TDE; and provides a framework for understanding elements of innovation-led development. Chapter 2 tells stories of regional reinvention in Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; and Tupelo, Mississippi. Part 2 describes the "how to" of strategic planning for successful development. Chapter 3 discuses how to build a broad-based team; the process of developing the leadership, civic participation, and expertise required for strategic planning; and the importance of carefully balancing each to maximize results. Chapter 4 examines these seven central elements of strategic planning for innovation-led development: initiate; visualize the future; assess; frame opportunities and challenges; develop action plans; mobilize for implementation; and renew the process. Part 3 is a detailed three-part appendix that includes: background on the knowledge economy and economic development; detailed information on how to conduct a regional assessment; and a list of technology tools and resources for strategic planning. (Contains 41 notes.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Coordination, Economic Change, Economic Development, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Leadership Training, Needs Assessment, Regional Planning, Strategic Planning, Team Training, Technological Advancement
For full text: http://www.osec.doc.gov/eda/pdf/1G3_21_stratplan-tech.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Collaborative Economics, Mountain View, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville); Texas (Austin)