Thursday, March 20, 2008
The I-29 Corridor: Regionalism For A New Economy
I started this blog as a venue to pose inquiries about current trends and issues facing South Dakota. In the United States and around the world, economies are no longer local thanks to the wonders of modern technology. In order to keep pace, South Dakota must adapt or be left behind. A new emerging trend in economic development is regionalism, formed through the collaboration of many small towns, businesses, and local governments. The I-29 Corridor began with the end in mind…a high – tech, research and development region, combining many state/private colleges and universities with cities and businesses. The goal is to make South Dakota attractive to major businesses, technological innovators, and university researchers, thrusting our state to the forefront of a knowledge economy. The result: a competitive advantage established for our state.