This category lists regional business partnerships or similar organizations that I have done work for.

Surveyed the strategies used by various U.S. states to finance university-research initiatives and seed-stage venture-investment funds, in a project for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Special focus on deployment of dedicated lottery and tobacco-settlement revenues.

CICP Knowledge-based Economy

Benchmarked eight competing regions with bioscience strategies built around downown medical districts and research parks, as part of a broader strategy project commisioned by Memphis Tomorrow on behalf of the (former) Memphis Biotech Foundation (now Bioworks).

Memphis Biosciences Report

Facilitated a focus-group session convened by the Metropolitan Development Alliance (MDA) of Syracuse and Central New York (since reorganized into the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) to assess potential strategies for a business incubator in environmental technology.

Conducted stakeholder interviews and performed data analysis in support of a project for the Long Island Association to design a series of “Millennium Centers” to knit together Long Island’s research institutions.

Millennium_Centers_LI

Benchmarked regions competing with St. Louis in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology, as part of a 5-year series of projects for the St. Louis Commerce and Growth Association (now the St. Louis Regional Chamber) and its spinoff, the Coalition for Plant and Life Sciences (now BioSTL).

St Louis Strategy Update

Benchmarked 10 research and technology parks nationally, as part of a project to sketch a conceptual design for what became the DuPage Airport Business Center technology park.

Project staff for the former Business, Labor and Community Coalition of New York City, developing a concept for a World Science Center™.