Economic Development: Strategies for State and Local Practice, 2nd Edition: Chapter 7: High Technology, Education, and Development (PDF)

Chapter 7 from Economic Development: Strategies for State and Local Practice, 2nd Edition, looks at the linkages among technology, education, and well-paying jobs. ...

DIGITAL PUBLICATION | Mar 14, 2017
March 14, 2017

Chapter 7 from Economic Development: Strategies for State and Local Practice, 2nd Edition, looks at the linkages among technology, education, and well-paying jobs. One case study describes how the city of Austin and the University of Texas cooperated in promoting high-tech development. Another case explores the transformation of property in Pennsylvania from lower use value to higher use value.

Subsections include:

  • Learning objectives  
  • How technology leads to economic development  
  • Higher education and economic development  
  • Entrepreneurship and development  
  • Technology and the global economy  
  • Research case 7-1: Testing the link between education and economic development  
  • Case study 7-1: Austin, Texas, and the Dell Computer Company  
  • Case study 7-2: Renaissance and reality: Redevelopment of the Homestead Works site  
  • Summary  
  • Study questions  
  • Notes  
  • Additional resources
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