Business Clusters and Regional Development: Fact or Fashion?
Where: Tricentia Academy, Arnold's Cove
When: Thursday, March 15th, 2012, 7-9pm
It's the best of times and the worst of times! Some industries are restructuring and fewer jobs are available. Other industries are experiencing major developments and they can't find enough eople with the right education and skills for what they need. Infrastructure requirements, transportation needs, opportunities for supplies and services, are all affected by these changes.
Private, public and community-based organizations in these communities and regions need to grapple with the complex and sometimes conflicting challenges and opportunities.
This session will provide a way of understanding regional development and how businesses and communities need to collaborate to succeed. It will also demonstrate a new on-line tool, the Regional Economic Capacity Index. to highlight interactions between communities and how an understanding of their relative strengths will enhance the chances for all to succeed.