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Techno-regions have generated many of the new jobs some time past decade and this expertise is riding fiscal improvement; notwithstanding, difficulties persist. This e-book highlights the aptitude pitfalls and indicates tools in which a sustainable, unique and filthy rich technology-based local financial system can exist.
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Outreach and networking. Introduction 9 Urban historian Peter Hall, interviewed in Zachary (2000), adds that industrial innovation has always bloomed in “edge cities,” that is, locations at some distance from the entrenched interests of the dominant cultural centers, yet sufficiently sizeable and worldly to experiment ambitiously. We may conjecture that regions not blessed by “edge” location may hope to see innovation spring from social segments that are similarly far but not too far from the mainstream; they may try, that is, to substitute social distance for geographical distance in Hall’s equation.
We’ve got more choices ahead of us. The Austin Experience 27 The educated choosers (ECs) are now distraught about traffic, real estate prices, and malls and sprawls. They are irritated by the quick buck artists who, lacking any appreciation for what Austin is all about, now seem to make up so much of the city’s population. One of my oldest EC friends, an Austinite for thirty years, is so fed up he’s ready to leave Austin. “I have to fight my way through miles of strip malls full of useless national chain stores, just to get to Antone’s or Waterloo,” he said, referring to two homegrown music stores.
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