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Knowledge-based Economic Development

Knowledge-Based Economic Development
Fostering university and private sector research and development, promoting high-tech industrial development, and advancing employee attraction, retention, and upskilling


Regions succeed or fail based on the resilience and flexibility with which their industries, institutions, and workers anticipate and respond to change. The Center for Regional Economics seeks to understand, showcase, and support policies that foster university and private sector R&D activity and the effective commercialization of new ideas, promote high-tech industrial development, and advance employee attraction, retention, and upskilling initiatives.

State Technology and Science Index 2020
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Foundations for Growth and Recovery

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