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Innovation with a southern accent : the 2006 report on the future of the south

Southern Growth Policies Board.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. : Southern Growth Policies Board, 2006
Report on the future of the south
Cover title. Includes DVD in Copy 1. The DVD presentation captures the thoughts and opinions of a cross-section of Southerners who took part in more than 100 community forums around the region to discuss the economic potential of innovation and…
The report's recommendations include strategies for building the innovation capacity in the South through the creation, accumulation and application of knowledge. The report presents the Southern Innovation System (SIS) as a mechanism for individuals, communities, states, and the South to support and cultivate innovation and outlines several regional initiatives to grow emerging industries in the South, including the Southern Nanotechnology Initiative, VentureSouth, the Southern task force on venture capital, and the Southern Information Technology Initiative, among others. Innovation with a Southern Accent includes regional and state-level data on educational attainment, venture capital, an overview of state policies on R&D including survey results about the South's attractiveness for R&D, and profiles of innovative programs.
Additional Author: 
Clinton, Jim.