State and Local

The federal government should take aggressive steps to spur the development of more tech hubs in America’s heartland by identifying promising metro areas and helping them transform into self-sustaining innovation centers.
State and Local
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May 4, 2010
Open innovation is becoming an increasingly important form of innovation and requires new firm strategies.
July 20, 2009
Rob Atkinson's presentations, "Transforming the World with Information Technology" and "Innovation-Based Economic Development" at the 2009 WFS conference in Chicago.
November 18, 2008
ITIF employs 29 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy.
November 18, 2008
Find out which states are leading, and which are lagging, in the United States’ transformation to a global, entrepreneurial, digital, and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, when ITIF releases its 2008 State New Economy Index. The Index, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ranks states on 29 indicators in five key areas—knowledge jobs, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism, IT, and innovation—on the extent to which their economies are effectively structured to operate and compete regionally as well as globally. The report also lays out an innovation-based policy agenda designed to help states succeed economically in these turbulent times.
June 24, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s article in the Economic Development Journal.
February 27, 2007
ITIF employs 26 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy.
February 1, 2007
In a coauthored report with The Brookings Institution, Robert Atkinson and Howard Wial analyze the projected impact of service sector offshoring on U.S. metropolitan economies. While the report finds that the impacts of offshoring in most metropolitan areas over the next decade are likely to be modest, it forecasts higher than average job losses in twenty-eight U.S. metropolitan areas between 2004 and 2015. To address the impacts, the paper urges federal, state, and local leaders to pursue together policies that boost productivity and innovation, assist workers who are harmed by offshoring, and modernize approaches to economic and workforce development.
June 1, 2002
The State New Economy Index uses 21 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.