Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Technology Report: Growing Indiana's Economy

I made some notes earlier this week for a blog post on the report released by Scott Jones at the Technology Summit earlier this week. While we all crow in our own little ways about the progress we're making economically in this state, Jones reminded us that we have a long way to go -- and that while we're making progress, it's small progress. Electing Mitch Daniels who at least recognized we have a problem was a big first step. Does Mitch step on his own political toes sometimes? Sure. Does he avoid the limelight and become frustrated with political posturing? Absolutely. But a lot of that has to do with why he decided to run in this first place -- to get something done -- and to help put Indiana back on the map from an economic standpoint.

Jones' study was a reminder that we still have a long way to go. And across the state, it's going to require not only a lot of work and but also a recognition of the problem. Organizations like BioCrossroads and Techpoint are doing their part to try to help drive change, but we, the citizens and business people in this state, have to step up and do our part, too.

And Indy Star's editorial board pretty much wrote today the post I had drafted earlier in the week. (And, said it much more clearly, I might add.)

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