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Innovation: What it is and why it's critical to the health of regional economies 

The Value of Innovation Districts

No two innovation districts are exactly alike. Some redevelop unused urban tracts into attractive New Economy spaces. Others mix work and play in newly-urbanized science parks that used to stand isolated from the community. Whatever design your community leverages, the goal is the same: to create a thriving innovation community that ignites economic growth.

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The Next Economy in Action

Waymaker Group knows what makes the Next Economy tick, and we’ve gathered a lineup of three example cities (Pittsburgh, Winston-Salem, and Milwaukee) to show you the assets and opportunities that ignite economic transformation.

4 Innovation Strategy Examples from Thriving Innovation Ecosystems

The innovation economy is here. In the wake of disruption from the COVID-19 economic crisis, business leaders have an opportunity to rebuild our technology-based, knowledge-focused economy for the future.

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Our Work

Historically, capital funding has been concentrated in coastal cities. That’s changing. For mid-market cities with a strong vision, investors see new opportunities. Learn how our experienced team helps cities attract the resources and funding they need for breakthrough change.