Developed as part of the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project, Mobilizing Oregon Clusters: Private and Public Sector Partnering for Economic Growth is the first in a series of four Policy and Impact Studies. It is designed to share experiences and lessons regarding cluster development from Oregon Business Council, a non-profit business membership organization comprised of the state’s largest and most established companies.
We have continued to add new organizations to the website as we aim to make it an optimal network for connecting with other cluster-related groups and initiatives. We invite you to register for free as a user on the site and add your own organization to our organizations directory. This directory allows cluster initiatives and other economic development organizations to register themselves in a national database. It enables initiatives to showcase their activities to a wider audience and identify relevant partners.
This Brookings blog post reveals how the Obama Administration’s small matching grants for several dozen regional cluster initiatives around the country are beginning to catalyze noticeable national economic development.
The U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission is encouraging collaboration between cluster organizations in the two countries. Read the attached letter for an opportunity to meet Russian cluster organizations at an event in early November 2012.
In 2005, the Oregon Business Plan launched the Oregon Industry Cluster Network to identify Oregon's mature, emerging, and potential industry clusters and assist cluster participants as they work to accelerate innovation and the growth of their industries.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration, along with several other federal agencies, is funding a $26M Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development for U.S. advanced manufacturing.
This article by the NJ Spotlight shows how the new State Strategic Plan for New Jersey addresses the needs of its large growth industries in biopharma and advanced manufacturing, as well as opportunities to spur sustainable economic growth in the context of the state's political and cultural climate.