Welcome to the archives for NewsTalk, an IBJ blog published from November 2007 through December 2010.

Depending on a three-legged stool

June 9, 2008
Economic development experts have long contended that business investment and good jobs gravitate to places where business, government and higher education are on the ball and get along together.

If one of the three legs doesnâ??t carry its weight, the other two canâ??t compensate enough to make companies thrive, goes the thinking.

Businesses must be aggressive and entrepreneurial. Government must protect society from businesses excesses while still encouraging enterprise. And universities need to push research into the private sector where the ideas can be turned into high-value products or services.

What are you seeing in this state or in the community where you live? Are all three legs carrying their weight? Are any wobbly?
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