resources, tools, opinions and point of views, etc. involving the future of our state




Resources: planning

Analysis done:

Analysis and planning workbook:

We are working on:

Oregon 2050
Oregon 2050 is an effort to be visionary and collaborate across traditional silos and outside of the constraints of planning as it has been constrained by practice and law, for a more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and fiscally resilient future. This is a new effort that will offer “big ideas” about how the state will welcome a projected more than one million new residents (relative to the population in 2020), and how they will face challenges and uncertainties about the future, such as the impacts of climate change, ongoing social inequities, and major changes in technology and to the economy.
Calgary Innovation Coalition
The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a group of organizations in the Calgary region that support innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises. The collective presents a single vision and voice regarding the priorities of Calgary’s innovation community, a unique model for collaboration in Alberta’s innovation ecosystem, with the goal of creating 1000 new technology startups by 2030.
Charleston Digital Corridor

The Charleston Digital Corridor (CDC) is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the region’s tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability.  The project was born out of a commitment to over a year of conversations and small projects that developed a set of shared outcomes and commitment to the future of the local economy.

Shoals Shift
This paper is a case study applying a reflective theory of development for entrepreneurial
ecosystems in the Muscle Shoals region of northern Alabama that was struggling to reimagine its future after a series of hurricanes damaged the area. The theory provides guidance for practitioners and policymakers interested in developing entrepreneurial ecosystems. 

Resources: reports

They form the base from where we keep working.

Analysis of Progress in early 2000 to 2021 towards a Next Alaska



Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Alaska 2017-2022 (Draft Report)


Alaska’s Renewable Energy Future:
New Jobs, Affordable Energy