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Accession Number PB2013-105265
Title Minnesota Science and Technology Authority Strategic Plan. Turning Ideas into Jobs.
Publication Date Jan 2011
Media Count 33p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Minnesota, like other states across the country, is facing a prolonged period of high unemployment and budget deficits. Now more than ever, there is a critical need to make strategic investments in efforts that will accelerate job growth, and at the same time, set a foundation for sustained prosperity. The Minnesota Science and Technology Strategic Plan sets forth a framework that will foster the growth of high-value companies and enhance the states economic competitiveness. One of the most widely accepted economic development tenets in today's economy is that a region cannot sustain quality jobs and prosperity unless it continually innovates and finds new ways to be competitive. This requires an active entrepreneurial environment where startup and existing companies are encouraged and supported in seeking to develop new products and enter emerging markets. These new products and markets drive the growth of revenues and jobs. Making it all happen requires an ecosystem that provides strong research and development (R&D) capacity, supports the formation of new businesses, attracts new investment, and offers a skilled workforce.
Keywords Budgets
Economic development
Labor force
Private sector
Research and development
Technology assessment

Source Agency Single Entry
NTIS Subject Category 96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
43B - Economic & Community Development
91J - Economic Studies
Corporate Author Minnesota Legislature Science and Technology Research Office, St. Paul.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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