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BACKGROUND MATERIALS FOR CASE REI CASE CENTER FOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC ISSUES 216.368.5110 June 6, 2005

BACKGROUND MATERIALS FOR CASE REI

BACKGROUND MATERIALS FOR CASE REI CASE CENTER FOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC ISSUES 216.368.5110 June 6, 2005 1119

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

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A Brief History of REI

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The REI Strategy

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REI’s Major Accomplishments Since 2003

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Testimonials of REI’s Performance

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Open Source Economic Development Model

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Current REI Initiatives

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REI.Tuesdays

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Alignment of REI with Open Source Economic Development

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Alignment of REI Initiatives with University Strategy

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Alignment of REI Initiatives with Weatherhead Strategy

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APPENDIX: Estimating the Marketing Value of REI to Case

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APPENDIX: The University Strategy

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APPENDIX: The Emerging Weatherhead Strategy

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Executive Summary

Purpose

This document provides insights into the role that the Case Center for Regional Economic Issues (REI) plays at the Uni- versity. This document is a companion to the REI business plan.

REI has begun building clusters of innovative businesses in Northeast Ohio. The model of Open Source Economic Devel- opment, developed by REI’s Executive Director Ed Morrison, generates the strategy maps needed to build these clusters. These clusters include businesses forming around:

A new approach to preventive health care and disease management;

Creative digital media;

Bio-fuels production and distribution, as well as other new energy sources;

Hybrid electric vehicles;

Advanced logistics education and training;

Tele-working with advanced IT infrastructures;

Automation and training for component manufacturing.

Next Steps

Weatherhead and the University should determine how they will support REI’s strategy for growth.

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A Brief History of REI

Founded in 1983 by the business leadership in Cleveland, following the recommendation of a Rand report. The recommendation encouraged the city’s leadership to establish an analytic capability to shape economic develop- ment policies and programs.

The REI concept sought a unique mix of research and practice. The original purpose of REI was to 1) monitor the Cleveland metropolitan economy; 2) develop a research agenda that identifies the long-term, structural causes of change inthe regional economy; and 3) provide a forum for informed policy choices.

The Cleveland Foundation made a ten year commitment to REI. The commitment was to provide investment that could be leveraged to develop REI into a permanent community resource.

Cleveland State University provided the original home for REI. Michael Fogarty appointed as the first director. In 1984, REI moved to the Federal Reserve Bank after a dispute with CSU.

REI moved to Case in 1986 as a new Center for Regional Economic Issues at the Weatherhead School. REI re- flected a partnership among Case, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Cleveland Foundation.

In 1987, REI received a five year grant from the Ameritech Foundation (now the SBC Foundation). In 1994, Amer- itech established an endowed chair. The original purpose of the chair were 1) to provide funds to support REI and 2) to support a person with sufficient publications to warrant the title of professor. Fogarty held the Amer- itech chair from 1994 to 1998.

In 1998, Richard Shatten was appointed director of REI. Shatten, a former McKinsey consultant, refocused REI on the practical aspects of economic development strategy. Case agreed to change the title of the chair to “Ameritech Chair for the Practice” so the funds could be used to support Shatten and REI.

In 2002, Richard Shatten died. At the time of his death, Shatten had built the Center into the permanent commu- nity resource originally envisioned by the founders. The Cleveland and Gund Foundations were continuing to

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each provide $100,000 a year in funding. In addition, prior to Shatten’s death SBC Foundation announced a four year $1 million grant to REI. At the time of his death, REI held reserve balances in excess of $400,000.

In 2002, the administration of the Weatherhead School decided to split the position of director into two positions:

an executive director with practical experience in economic development and an academic director. In 2003, the Dean of the Weatherhead School recruited Ed Morrison to be executive director and Scott Shane to be the aca- demic director. Morrison assumed his position in August, 2003.

To refocus REI as a “think and do” tank, Morrison reorganized REI’s activities around the model of Open Source Economic Development. This model demonstrates to civic leaders how to build regional economies based on open innovation systems, sometimes called “clusters”. Morrison developed the model during his twenty years of practice as an economic development consultant to cities, states and regions.

To cut costs, Morrison filed a reorganization plan with the University to reduce the permanent University posi- tions at REI from six to two. In March 2004, Morrison submitted core funding requests to The Cleveland Founda- tion and the Gund Foundation to assist in rebuilding REI. These funding requests are still pending.

To build a foundation for cluster development in Northeast Ohio, Morrison worked with Steve Minter at Cleve- land State University to launch the Universities Collaborative, a practical economic development partnership among the region’s colleges and universities.

To meet REI’s obligations to the SBC Foundation, REI began a series of weekly events, REI.Tuesdays that launched the Open Source model in Northeast Ohio; doubled the number of “annual meetings” to two a year; and strengthened its relationship with ideastream, the local public television station. In 2004, ideastream and REI announced a new partnership with MacNei ł Lehrer Productions to conduct citizen deliberations on education and the economy in Northeast Ohio.

REI accepted an invitation from the Indiana Humanities Council to introduce the Open Source model at twelve regional forums in Indiana in 2005. As part of this work, REI has formed a partnership with Purdue’s new Center for Regional Development.

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Vision

The REI Strategy

Establish Case, Northeast Ohio and REI as global leaders in advanced regional economic development.

Mission

Provide the practices and tools to transform regional economies and achieve sustainable growth.

Strategic Activities

Conduct research.-- Create and grow a portfolio of actionable hypotheses for building REI’s intellectual property;

Build open innovation networks.-- Incubate and support innovative, collaborative networks -- “clusters” -- that im- prove regional economic performance;

Develop products and services.-- Create and market a portfolio of products and services to increase advanced regions’ economic development effectiveness;

Educate.-- Conduct civic discussions, classroom activities and public policy debates to promote creative, innovative and sustainable development practices.

Metrics

Building Case’s national brand

Generating funds for the University

Sample Initiatives

Conducting research

Analyze cost structure of Cuyahoga County government

Analyze workforce development systems in Northeast Ohio

Analyze Ohio aerospace markets

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Design a Cleveland innovation zone

• Building open innovation networks

Incubate a new Center for Health and Disease Management

Incubate a new bio-diesel distribution business in East Cleveland

Build network of sustainability organizations in Northeast Ohio

Develop open innovation system for small component manufacturers in Northeast Ohio

Developing products and services

Promote Open Source Economic Development model

Publish EDPro Weblog

Develop electronic magazine on innovation in Northeast Ohio

• Educating civic leaders

Conduct weekly dialogues on creativity and innovation in Northeast Ohio

Conduct semi-annual meetings on regional economic development in Northeast Ohio

Promote the policy connection between early child care and economic development

Develop framework for regional, national and international energy policy analysis

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REI’s Major Accomplishments Since 2003

Created the Universities Collaborative, an economic development partnership among Case, Cleveland State Uni- versity, Kent State University, Lorain County Community College, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University. The Universities Collaborative, developed in consultation with the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), provides the foundation for cluster development in Northeast Ohio.

Launched a strategy to build innovative networks (“clusters”) in Northeast Ohio. These initiatives include:

A new cluster in “predict and prevent” health care;

A new cluster for bio-fuels production and distribution;

A partnership with TransTech to develop a hybrid electric vehicles demonstration project;

A new cluster in creative digital media;

An innovation and training consortium among small component manufacturers;

Conducted 78 REI.Tuesday forums to launch the Open Source Economic Development model. REI.Tuesdays gen- erated over 2,700 visits to the Peter B. Lewis Building by members of the community.

Incubated a series of economic development initiatives, based on discussions at REI.Tuesdays:

A new cluster of businesses involved in supporting teleworking

REAL NEO, a new community-based platform for collaboration based on the model of Open Source Eco- nomic Development;

A new partnership among area schools, led by Baldwin Wallace, to develop a stronger network to support international students;

A car sharing project for University Circle that has been funded by the Civic Innovation Lab;

A new network of sustainability organizations in Northeast Ohio called the Green City Blue Lake network;

An emerging partnership among REI, the Center on Poverty and The Schubert Center for Child develop- ment on early childhood development and economic development;

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The New Energy Roundtable, an innovative initiative to structure an on-going public dialogue on energy technology assessments for regional, national and international markets.

Established a partnership with ideastream and MacNeil Lehrer Productions to conduct an annual Deliberation Day on critical public policy issues.

Continued partnership with ideastream to produce the “Making Change” series on public radio, which explores alternatives to “The Quiet Crisis”.

Established a partnership with the Indiana Humanities Council to conduct twelve regional forums throughout Indiana to encourage regional economic development using the Open Source Economic Development model.

Established a partnership with the Center for Regional Development, a new initiative of Purdue University.

Managed a process to develop initiatives for East Cleveland 2010. These initiatives include a partnership with Cleveland State and Kent State University to provide support to East Cleveland; an initiative to upgrade com- puter systems to improve tax collections and water fees; and other initiatives.

Published the EDPro Weblog, a publication that reaches 1,300 economic development professionals throughout the U.S. each week.

Developed a new electronic magazine on innovation in Northeast Ohio.

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Testimonials of REI’s Performance

REI’s focus on building networks and on magnifying the effectiveness of existing networks in NE Ohio provides exactly the kind of practical activity that makes best use of our resources in our program (foreign students and business professionals) and opens immediate ways that we can contribute through internationalization to the re- gion’s development. My initial excitement on affiliating with REI has already been justified, and I am very confi- dent and optimistic about our future together.

Malcolm Watson Director, International MBA Baldwin-Wallace College

It is with great pleasure that I write in unequivocal support of Ed Morrison and REI. Ed and his staff have been tireless in their efforts to reach out and communicate with the surrounding community. I cannot applaud these important efforts enough. Their success in doing this is demonstrated in the energetic collaborations between in- dividuals and institutions where none existed before.

I think that the fact that three “Tuesdays at REI” have been held at the Natural History Museum clearly demon- strates that the invisible walls that, in the past, impeded communication between CWRU and University Circle are being razed through greater communication. Ed and his REI colleagues are helping make this long needed transition. I was very flattered to have been invited to participate in three REI events, again showing increased communication between our respective institutions.

Another example is the recent “Cultural Collaborative” between the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This event represents not only a novel and unique partnership in University Circle but to North America as well. This developing collaborative was assisted by Ed and one of his students.

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In sum, I fully support the work being done by Ed Morrison and REI. I look forward to working with them in the future.

Bruce Latimer, Ph.D. Executive Director Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Thank you very much for the opportunity to share how impressed I am with what you and Betsey Merkel have done at REI – your organization has changed my life. When I moved into Cleveland Heights, I had misgivings, because the distance to work is farther, and the taxes are higher; but now I am overjoyed. Your organization has introduced me to high caliber people who make things happen and get things done. I can’t wait to have a party for the new friends I have made through REI.

Furthermore, I am impressed with the more immediate projects that REI has inspired. People like Herb Crowther and Phil Lane are developing bio-fuel plants and electric cars. You also have other energy-related initiatives, along with ways to improve Cleveland’s infrastructure. You are doing a great job, and I am proud to be part of it. I am copying this note to Art Anton, the President and CEO, of Swagelok Company, where I have worked for 38 years. Art, like me, is a Case grad who is very interested in serving the city of Cleveland and North East Ohio. I’m sure he will be very impressed with your accomplishments as he learns more about them.

Richard Medvik Standards and Regulatory Compliance Engineer Swagelok Company

REI is the vehicle that gives concerned Clevelanders access to one another. It is not only the place where conver- sations begin, but an organization providing the resources needed to take the next steps. Our personal experi- ence began with a discussion at REI. That forum planted the seed of an idea, which led to a concept, and began a collaboration. That collaboration developed the RAMTEC proposal which we believe can revitalize the manufac-

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turing industry in North East Ohio, and potentially, the United States. As our team works to take the next steps toward making the proposal a reality, we would like to gratefully acknowledge REI’s role as incubator and men- tor.

Marybeth Mathews Tom Strbac Dave Watson RAMTEC

REI and CSU’s Center for Economic Development are partnering on two projects. The first project consisted of a partnership between the two university centers and Jack Kleinhenz. The project was undertaken for the Ohio Department of Developnment and Ohio Aerospace Institute. The project was successfully completed in the Spring of 2005.

The second project is at its initial stages. REI and CSU’s Center for Economic Development are partnering on work for Cuyahoga County’s Department of Development and the Blue Ribbon Committee. The lead on this project is REI and CSU is a subcontractor to REI.

The two centers, along with other universities in Northeast Ohio, submitted two proposals to the Fund for Our Economic Future. The universities were not selected as the lead consultant on these projects. The two centers have different expertise and bring different sets of skills to the projects and clients. The partnership between the two centers works well.

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Ziona Austrian Director Center for Economic Development Cleveland State University

REI has done a great job connecting various groups within the region. They have truly been the leader in net- working in NEOhio. NEOSA has worked with the staff at REI on the Future Forum. They are a group of creative thinkers who are able to get a lot done with a very small staff. I believe they have been invaluable to the region and look forward to working with them in the future.

James B. Cookinham President Northeast Ohio Software Alliance NEOSA

REI has been a great partner in the work to create a broad network for sustainability in Northeast Ohio. REI regu- larly convenes some of the most innovative people in the region -- bringing new faces to the table and providing a conceptual framework for the transformation of economic development practices. It’s a model for how universi- ties can engage the community.

David Beach Executive Director EcoCity Cleveland

REI is a catalyst that helped us understand the potential for libraries to intentionally engage in regional economic development. Substantial civic space, social networks, skilled staff and information resources are already in place--REI helped us understand how to “host the party” rather than wait to be invited!

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Cathy Monin President Board of Trustees Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System

The Center for Regional Economic Issues, under the leadership of Ed Morrison, is a vital strategic partner with the Indiana Humanities Council and IHC-Leadership Indiana™. Working with 2,000 of Indiana’s top corporate, government, education, foundation, and nonprofit leaders, the Humanities Council is partnering with REI and Purdue University to develop competitive economic strategies, human capital strategies, and shared vision among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for the Next Indiana.

The Center’s model of Open Source Economic Development and its emphasis on civic networks and dialogue as competitive strategies are truly innovative practical tools that our research shows to be unique in the nation. IHC and key Indiana leaders specifically sought out REI as one of our most critical strategic partners to help Indiana become more globally competitive. Open Source Economic Development is remaking Indiana’s economic land- scape.

Scott Massey , Ph.D. President and CEO Indiana Humanities Council

I am overwhelmed with the willingness of the members of REI to so graciously volunteer their time, energy and talent to help my administration and the citizens of East Cleveland in our critical time of need. My gratitude is beyond measure. I cannot thank REI enough for what they have done and are proposing to do for my city. Their support is truly bringing to reality “a new day in East Cleveland”.

Saratha Goggins. Mayor City of East Cleveland

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REI plays a very important “honest broker” function of bringing resources, and people, together around impor- tant and exciting ideas. In this regard, you are unique in the scope of your interests and competence you bring to the table. I think of you as one of Case’s “community outreach” departments in terms of serving as a focal point for economic development and education issues in the community.

Thank you for your leadership on these issues.

Paul Sears Dean, College of Business Ashland University

Partnering with Ed Morrison and the REI team could not have come at a better time. Our Center for Regional Development was just in the infancy stage, and this partnership allowed us to (a) work with REI on a high-profile project in Indiana and (b) bounce around ideas about our centers, how they can be helpful to their respective uni- versities and how they can be most effective in making a difference in the economic development arena. The lat- ter discussion led to the joint submission of a proposal to the National Outreach and Scholarship Conference at the University of Georgia (October 2005). The proposal has been accepted and we look forward to working with REI on the conference presentation and on other future projects and ventures. REI has a very impressive vision, products and services. We are delighted to have such a close working relationship with Ed and REI.

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Sam Cordes Co-Director, Center for Regional Development Purdue University

The Schubert Center for Child Development has been delighted to establish a working relationship with REI on the multitude of issues impacting children in our city and region. This was evident in your recent presentation on the relevance of research on children at Case’s recent Research ShowCase. You and REI have been invaluable in bringing to the University and surrounding community the critical viewpoint that investment in early childhood is an economic development issue. This is a topic that is receiving increasing interest nationally and we are de- lighted to have someone with expertise in this area on the Case campus. The Schubert Center looks forward to continuing and developing work with you.

Jill Corbin, Ph.D. Director The Schubert Center for Child Development Case Western Reserve University

“Regionalism” and “economic development” have never been greater topics of conversation or higher public pol- icy priorities than today in Greater Cleveland. REI has brought substance and form and focus to this imperative community-wide dialog. Diverse ideas and opinions on a myriad of critical subjects are invited to REI, dissected by the audience and used to advance our community’s knowledge and momentum in practical and innovative ways.

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Paul Oyaski Director of Economic Development Cuyahoga County Commission

A report from Kentucky states that just a 20% substitution of conventional, high pollution imported diesel fuel with clean burning, American made biodiesel will create 10,600 jobs in a region of 4.4 million people. We are do- ing this in Northeastern Ohio, and it started in East Cleveland through the collaboration made possible by Ed Morrison and REI. There is not space enough here to describe the next set of success stories we are creating through these synergistic efforts, but they will redefine and return our region to its full potential.

Phil Lane Chief Technology Officer Midwest Biofuels LLC

I am delighted to respond to Ed Morrison’s request for a testimonial about REI and its impact on me and my pro- grams at Case Western Reserve and in the community, like The Intergenerational School. I think REI is a exceed- ingly valuable resource for Case and our community that spurs us on to think creatively and deeply about com- munity and academic networking in service to enhancing the viability of this region.

The programs I participated in concerning environmental sustainability, technology, early childhood development intergenerational learning and cognitive science were top notch. Ed and his staff (also to be lauded) attract the key players and their process stimulates people to go to the limits of their creative powers. REALNEO and its open source software compliments the appreciative and inquiring process at REI. I am sure REI is a challenge to some in Cleveland who currently purport to control the economic development space and think in limited ways about entrepreneurship; so it should be and Ed and staff have done that job well.

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Peter J. Whitehouse M.D.-Ph.D. Director Integrative Studies, Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University University Hospitals of Cleveland

REI is a treasure and an invaluable resource for the Greater Cleveland region. The value of having nationally recognized experts right in our own neighborhood should not be underestimated or taken for granted.

Issues ranging from government structure to regional cooperation to economic and workforce development, I can count on REI to be on the forefront of issues facing our region and economy. In my position, I depend on the re- search and expertise of REI nearly everyday.

Hugh B. Shannon Government Service Coordination Manager Cuyahoga County Commission

REI provides the intellectual underpinnings to the practice of open source economic development. The signifi-

cance is this is of incalculable value, in the context of the industrial policy-derived solutions practiced in the re-

gion by others.

ferentiating regions of growth from others, in the United States.

The world’s successful regions use IT-empowered networks and their presence is the factor dif-

My perspectives are those arising from a near 20-year career in Washington, DC and from having learned the re- gion’s enterprise culture from my father, Allen C. Holmes. Close to home, his legacy is remembered through the Weatherhead School’s annual community service award. As a former chairman of Case and national managing partner of Jones Day, his networking practices imbued those close to him with a core appreciation of their value.

Moreover, the commercial and not-for-profit enterprises that I have founded in the past year, rely upon open source technology. Your vision is an asset to the region: Keep up your continued support and encouragement.

Peter Holmes Founder, Regional Economic Action Links North East Ohio (REALNEO) http://realneo.us

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REI is a great platform which connects us with regional business and industry leaders on many levels. REI also provides a great window for our interests in bridging the gap between academia and the real world. I hope that REI will continue grow as the important player in NEO to bridge academia and business.

Jurgen Faust Chair, T.I.M.E Digital Arts Cleveland Institute of Art

“Open Source Economic Development”, developed and taught by Ed Morrison, is an important tool for Leader- ship Indiana as we move our network of regional leaders to action. Globalization is a big concept that can leave the individual feeling powerless as huge forces wash over the world. REI’s model helps frame a conversation where leaders can determine the action steps that will make their community more competitive.

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Ed Durkee Director of Leadership Programs Indiana Humanities Council

Open Source Economic Development Model

Ed Morrison has developed a new model for regional economic development, Open Source Economic Development. The Open Source model views economies as networks embedded in other networks. The model provides the analytical tools that civic leaders need to build open innovation systems in regional economies. These open innovation systems are also called “clusters”.

Brainpower Purposeful Dialogue Quality, Innovation Connected Networks Places Branding
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The Open Source model posits that competitive regional economies need collabora- tions in the following areas:

Building brainpower; Translating brainpower into wealth through entrepreneurship and in- novation networks; Building quality, connected places to attract and retain talented peo- ple; Promoting the story of the region through effective brands; and Building strong civic habits of purposeful dialogue.

REI is developing tools to assist civic leaders in implementing this model within neighborhoods, communities and regions. In the past year, REI has organized the economic development discussions around this approach in East Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Commission and the state of Indiana.

REI aligns all of its activities with the Open Source model. Morrison distributes the Open Source model under a Creative Commons license.

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Current REI Initiatives

INITIATIVE

DESCRIPTION

PARTNER

REI.Tuesday

Weekly forum to discuss various aspects of the emerging innovation economy in NEO

Various. Currently webcasting REI.Tuesdays to Youngstown. Discussing webcasts with Indiana Humanities Council for the fall. Charleston (SC) Digital Corridor is adopting the model.

Making Change

A series of semi-annual meetings, radio spots and TV broadcasts that highlight the emerging innova- tion economy in NEO

SBC Foundation and ideastream

Deliberation Day

An on-going series of citizen deliberations on criti- cal issues facing the U.S. economy. Next Delibera- tion Day will be on the Case campus in October. Part of a national network of 16 sites.

ideastream, MacNeil Lehrer Productions

Community of Minds

Monthly forum of new thinking on the emerging innovation economy in Northeast Ohio.

Thompson, Hine

East Cleveland 2010

A strategy to apply Open Source Economic Devel- opment model to the challenges of building brain- power and wealth in East Cleveland. We are launching Midwest Biofuels, the first bio-diesel

City of East Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University, Kent State University. Immediate focus on improving operational effectiveness of East Cleveland City government (CSU taking the lead). Case REI is focused on

distribution company in Northeast Ohio.

business development. KSU is focused on physical develop- ment.

New Energy Roundtable

Development of a framework for a regional, na- tional, and international dialogue on our energy future. Based on a new framework for conducting orderly technology assessments.

Swagelok

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DESCRIPTION

PARTNER

Center for Health and Disease Man- agement

Formation of a cluster of companies involved with new model of health care: disease management

Eight companies

TransTech

Development of a cluster of advanced transporta- tion businesses. First business: Midwest Biofuels. Second business: Pilot launch of fleet of electric hybrid commuter vehicles.

TransTech, Thompson, Hine

Ramtech

Development of a consortium (“cluster”) of small component manufacturers to accelerate automa- tion and improve training.

Fifteen small component manufacturers in NEO, Thompson, Hine

Indiana Humanities Council

Advisory and speaking engagement for Leader- ship Indiana, an initiative of the Indiana Humani- ties Council

Indiana Humanities Council

Purdue Center for Regional Develop- ment

Partnership with the new Center for Regional De- velopment at Purdue to develop practical tools for civic leaders to implement the Open Source Eco- nomic Development model

Purdue Center for Regional Economic Development

Universities Collaborative

Collaboration of colleges and universities across Noertheast Ohio to provide the infrastructure to build knowledge-based clusters

Case, Cleveland State, Kent State, University of Akron, Lorain County Community College, Youngstown State

Regional Leadership Task Force

Partnership with 14 leadership groups across Northeast Ohio to implement Region Day and build a collaborative network of regional leaders

Youngstown State

Libraries in economic development

Reframing the role of the public library system in supporting civic dialogue in economic develop- ment

Cuyahoga Area Metropolitan Library System (CAMLS), East Cleveland Public Library

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DESCRIPTION

PARTNER

Green City Blue Lake Network

Establish a network of organizations across North- east Ohio that are committed to establishing the region as a global leader in sustainable develop- ment

EcoCity Cleveland

Early Child Care and Economic Devel- opment

Emerging partnership to establish Case as a na- tional leader in an emerging area of economic de- velopment: Early child care

The Schubert Center for Child Development, Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change

International student initiative

Development of stronger linkages among interna- tional students in Northeast Ohio to improve ca- reer and business development opportunities

NOCHE, Baldwin Wallace College

Cuyahoga County Commission Strate- gic Action Plan for Economic Develop- ment

Develop strategic framework for the Cuyahoga County Commission’s economic development budget

Cuyahoga County Commission, Cleveland State University

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Alignment of REI with Open Source Economic Development

   

INNOVATION AND

     

ENTREPRENEUR-

QUALITY, CON- NECTED PLACES

DIALOGUE AND IN- CLUSION

INITIATIVE

BRAINPOWER

SHIP

BRANDING

REI.Tuesday

Using principles of Appreciate Inquiry, these forums explore different topics in each of these areas

 

Making Change

Making Change also develops themes relating to early childhood develop-

The primary focal point of the Making Change series has been on innovation and globalization

The Making Change series is also helpful in rebrand- ing the region and estab- lishing Case’s thought

 

ment and economic development

leadership in regional eco- nomic development

Deliberation

The Deliberation Day in October 2005 will focus on the global impacts on the Northeast Ohio economy

 

Deliberation Day links the region and Case to MacNei ł /Lehrer Produc- tions

Deliberation Day is a proc- ess of deliberative discus- sion, close to Appreciative Inquiry

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Community of

 

These sessions highlight new business develop- ment opportunities emerg- ing in Northeast Ohio’s

 

These sessions provide another effort to change the regional conversation away from “The Quiet

 

Minds

economy

Crisis”

East Cleveland

Focus on building new businesses in an inner city location, similar to Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (http://www.icic.org), the East

2010

Cleveland 2010 project is using the Open Source model as a strategic map for different initiatives

 

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DIALOGUE AND IN- CLUSION

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BRAINPOWER

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BRANDING

New Energy

By framing the issue of our energy future in terms of an on-going, global dialogue, the New Energy Roundta- ble touches all dimensions of the Open Source model

Vision of developing a global dialogue on energy technology assessments

Roundtable

RAMTEC

By developing a consortium (“cluster”) of small component manufacturers to accelerate automation, improve training and compete effec- tively against low cost manufacturing bases, this initiative touches on all dimensions of the Open Source model

TransTech

By developing a consortium (“cluster”) of advanced transportation businesses, this initiative touches on all dimensions of the Open Source model

Indiana Hu-

Development of a new model for regional economic development, based on Open Source Economic Development and Appreciative Inquiry

manities Coun-

cil

Purdue Center

Development of practical tools for Open Source Economic Development and Appreciative Inquiry

 

for Regional

Development

 

Universities

Collaboration of colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio to provide the infrastructure to build knowledge-based clusters

Collaborative

Center for Health and Dis- ease Manage- ment

A proposal that has emerged from REI’s research into evolving models of health care among self-insured companies

REI has identified an emerging high growth cluster in NEO

 

Libraries in eco- nomic devel- opment

Reframing the role of the public library system in supporting all dimensions of the Open Source model

 

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INNOVATION AND

     

ENTREPRENEUR-

QUALITY, CON- NECTED PLACES

DIALOGUE AND IN- CLUSION

INITIATIVE

BRAINPOWER

SHIP

BRANDING

Green City Blue Lake Network

   

Establish a network of organizations across Northeast Ohio that are committed to establishing the region as a global leader in sustainable development

 

Early Child Care and Economic Development

Emerging partner- ship to establish Case as a national leader in an emerging area

   

Establish a national lead- ership position for Cuya- hoga County and the re- gion

 

of economic devel- opment: Early child care

Economic Land-

       

Partnership with 14 lead- ership groups across Northeast Ohio to imple- ment Region Day and

scape project

Regional Lead-

ership Task

Force

build a collaborative net- work of regional leaders

International

Development of stronger linkages among international students in Northeast Ohio to improve career and business development opportunities

 

student initia-

tive

 

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INNOVATION AND

     

ENTREPRENEUR-

QUALITY, CON- NECTED PLACES

DIALOGUE AND IN- CLUSION

INITIATIVE

BRAINPOWER

SHIP

BRANDING

Cuyahoga County Com- mission Strate- gic Action Plan

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can expand its emerging cluster

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County build open, flexible net- works of innovative busi-

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can compete in a global economy

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can become a national leader in sustainable de-

Creates a new forum for inclusion in developing economic strategies for Northeast Ohio

for Economic

of fast growth disease management compa- nies

nesses

velopment

Development

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Alignment of REI Initiatives with University Strategy

 

UNIVERSITY

       

MISSION:

CREATE A

CULTURE OF

TRANSFORMA-

UNIVERSITY

TEACHING AND

INITIATIVE

TION

VALUES

LEARNING

RESEARCH

SERVICE

REI.Tuesday

         

Making Change

   
 

These activities in-

   

Deliberation Day

volve visitors com-

Community of

ing to campus and

   

Minds

experiencing a new

These activities

In these activities, REI is build-

type of learning

 

promote university

values, especially

   

ing Case’s reputation for civic

leadership by translating the

East Cleveland

2010

through doing

These activities are

partnership and

“think globally, act locally”

     

New Energy

designed following

social responsibility

 

REI is developing a new

maxim into practice

Roundtable

the principles of

framework for technol-

Appreciative In-

ogy assessments

quiry

Policy development with

national and global im-

pact

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UNIVERSITY

       

MISSION:

CREATE A

CULTURE OF

TRANSFORMA-

UNIVERSITY

TEACHING AND

INITIATIVE

TION

VALUES

LEARNING

RESEARCH

SERVICE

Center for Health

   

REI is building new

REI is promoting a new

 

and Disease

tools to apply the theory

model of “predict and

Management

of clusters

prevent” health care:

Policy development with

In these initiatives,

REI is building new

Integration of theory

and practice

national and global im-

pact

TransTech

 

clusters of innova-

 

By working to build new clus-

RAMTEC

 

tive companies in

REI is developing the

ters of innovative businesses in

Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio, REI is promot-

 

first consortium of com-

ing Case’s civic leadership

Excellence and in-

ponent suppliers dedi-

novation

cated to open systems of

automation and training

Policy development with

national and global im-

pact

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UNIVERSITY

       

MISSION:

CREATE A

CULTURE OF

TRANSFORMA-

UNIVERSITY

TEACHING AND

INITIATIVE

TION

VALUES

LEARNING

RESEARCH

SERVICE

Indiana Humani-

       

In promoting partnerships with

ties Council

leading institutions in Indiana,

       

REI is building Case’s national

Purdue Center

for Regional De-

velopment

With these activities,

REI is building net-

works with outside

leadership role in regional eco-

nomic development

Universities Col-

 

organizations that

   

REI promotes the vision that

laborative

promote values of

economic transformation will

partnership and

come through open networks of

social responsibility

collaboration with colleges and

universities in the middle of

these networks

With this vision, REI is project-

ing Case’s civic leadership

Regional Leader-

 

Partnership and

   

By supporting the first consor-

ship Task Force

social responsibility

tium of leadership groups, REI

is promoting Case’s civic lead-

ership

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UNIVERSITY

       

MISSION:

CREATE A

CULTURE OF

TRANSFORMA-

UNIVERSITY

TEACHING AND

INITIATIVE

TION

VALUES

LEARNING

RESEARCH

SERVICE

Libraries in eco-

       

By outlining the evolving role of

nomic develop-

Partnership and

public libraries in the knowl-

ment

social responsibility

edge economy, REI is promoting

Case’s civic leadership

Green City Blue

 

Partnership and

   

REI is promoting the vision of

Lake Network

social responsibility

Northeast Ohio as a global

leader of sustainable develop-

ment with colleges and univer-

sities as leaders in this strategy

Early Child Care

 

Excellence and in-

Integration of theory

In this initiative, REI is

 

and Economic

novation

and practice

combining Case’s na-

Development

tional recognition in early

child research and eco-

nomic development

Policy development with

national and global im-

pact

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UNIVERSITY

       

MISSION:

CREATE A

CULTURE OF

TRANSFORMA-

UNIVERSITY

TEACHING AND

INITIATIVE

TION

VALUES

LEARNING

RESEARCH

SERVICE

International stu-

 

Mentorship and

   

By working with the region’s

dent initiative

diversity

international students, REI is

translating the “think globally,

act locally” into specific initia-

tives

Cuyahoga

 

Partnership and

   

By working with the County

County Commis-

social responsibility

Commission, REI is translating

sion Strategic

the “think globally, act locally”

Action Plan for

into specific initiatives

Economic Devel-

opment

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Alignment of REI Initiatives with Weatherhead Strategy

INITIATIVE

HEALTH CARE

INNOVATION AND EN- TREPRENEURSHIP

GLOBALIZATION

BAWB

REI.Tuesday

Using principles of Appreciate Inquiry, these forums explore different topics in each of these areas

Making Change

 

The primary focal point of the Making Change series has been on innovation and globalization

 

Deliberation Day

   

The Deliberation Day in October 2005 will focus on the global im- pacts on the Northeast Ohio economy

Deliberation Day is a process of deliberative discussion, close to Appreciative Inquiry

Community of

 

These sessions highlight new business development opportu- nities emerging in Northeast Ohio’s economy

   

Minds

East Cleveland 2010

 

Focus on building new busi- nesses in an inner city location, similar to Initiative for a Com- petitive Inner City

   

(http://www.icic.org)

New Energy Round- table

   

Vision of developing a global dialogue on energy technology assess- ments

RAMTEC

 

Development of a consortium (“cluster”) of small component manu- facturers to accelerate automation, improve training and compete effectively against low cost manufacturing bases

 

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INITIATIVE

HEALTH CARE

INNOVATION AND EN- TREPRENEURSHIP

GLOBALIZATION

BAWB

TransTech

 

Development of a cluster of advanced transportation businesses. First business: Midwest Biofuels. Second business: Pilot launch of fleet of electric hybrid commuter vehicles.

 

Indiana Humanities

 

Development of a new model for regional economic development, based on Open Source Economic De- velopment and Appreciative Inquiry

Council

Purdue Center for Regional Develop- ment

 

Development of practical tools for Open Source Economic Development and Appreciative Inquiry

Universities Collabo- rative

     

Collaboration of colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio to provide the infrastruc- ture to build knowledge-based

clusters

Center for Health and Disease Man- agement

A proposal that has emerged from REI’s research into evolving models of health care among self-insured companies

   

REI has identified an emerging high growth cluster in NEO

Libraries in eco- nomic development

     

Reframing the role of the public library system in supporting civic dialogue in economic de- velopment

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INITIATIVE

HEALTH CARE

INNOVATION AND EN- TREPRENEURSHIP

GLOBALIZATION

BAWB

Green City Blue Lake Network

   

Establish a network of organiza- tions across Northeast Ohio that are committed to establishing the region as a global leader in sus-

 

tainable development

Early Child Care and Economic Develop- ment

     

Emerging partnership to estab- lish Case as a national leader in an emerging area of economic development: Early child care

Economic Landscape project Regional Leadership Task Force

 

Partnership with 14 leadership groups across Northeast Ohio to implement Region Day and build a collaborative network of re-

   

gional leaders

International student initiative

   

Development of stronger link- ages among international stu- dents in Northeast Ohio to im- prove career and business devel-

 

opment opportunities

Cuyahoga County Commission Strate- gic Action Plan for Economic Develop-

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can expand its emerging cluster of fast growth dis-

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County build open, flexible networks of innovative businesses

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can compete in a global economy

Addresses the issue of how Cuyahoga County can become a national leader in sustainable development

ment

ease management compa- nies

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APPENDIX: Estimating the Marketing Value of REI to Case

The marketing value to Case of REI is well over $300,000:

 

AUDIENCE

ESTIMATED VALUE

COMMENTS

REI.Tuesdays

Regional

90,000

1,800 impressions per year at $50 per impression

Making Change: Reinventing Our Economy radio spots

Regional

100,000

20 per year at $5,000 per spot

Making Change: Reinventing Our Economy TV shows

Regional

30,000

1 per year at $30,000

Deliberation Day: PBS MacNeil Lehrer

National

10,000

1 mention in a national broadcast

Deliberation Day: PBS MacNeil Lehrer

Regional

50,000

1 hour show per year

Indiana Regional Leadership Summits

Indiana

48,000

960 civic leaders in regional summits at $50 per impression

Indiana State Leadership Summit

Indiana

20,000

400 civic leaders at state summit at $50 per impression

Estimated Total Value to Case

$348,000

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APPENDIX: The University Strategy

University Vision

The University vision is captured in the phrase: “Case Western Reserve University strives to be the most powerful learn- ing environment in the world”. The University translates this vision into the following key dimensions:

Responsible risk-taking

Aspirations for national and global leadership

Experiential learning

Preparing morally and socially responsible life-long learners

Productive partnerships with other outstanding institutions

A diverse, challenging, supportive, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary environment of openness, respect, ac- countability, and academic freedom

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University Mission and Values

The University mission and values are expressed as follows. (Emphasis added to those phrases that connect to REI’s ac- tivities.)

Case Western Reserve University strives to be the most powerful learning environment in the world. We con- stantly challenge ourselves to create a culture of transformation so engaging that students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and even visitors to campus become passionate about moving beyond themselves to express creativity, to pursue innovation and discovery, and to serve humanity.

As a university guided in all of its labors by values defined and sustained by constant moral discourse, we hold ourselves accountable at every level of the institution for practicing our values of integrity and respect, excellence and innovation, mentorship and diversity, academic freedom and entrepreneurship, partnership and social re- sponsibility, efficiency and effectiveness, and continuous personal and institutional improvement.

As an educational institution dedicated to leadership in teaching and learning, we seek to transform all learners – faculty and staff as well as students – and support their personal growth and mentorship throughout their lives. We seek to lead the nation as the research university where the challenges of creating new knowledge support the values of a liberal education, where rigorous theory and practical, real-world experiences come together.

As a research institution dedicated to leadership in scholarly investigation, we seek to transform knowledge it- self, focusing resources into those areas of research and scholarship where we can have the greatest national and global impact. In addition to research targeted to specific ends, we also accept our responsibility – unique to re- search universities – to create and disseminate knowledge for its own sake, and we promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity, open communication of ideas, and lifelong learning.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, we seek individually and collectively to trans- form society by preparing our students to improve the human condition and by directing the benefits of discovery toward a better society. Our uniquely transforming environment is not limited to the university’s own class- rooms, laboratories, libraries, residence halls, and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other great institutions, including those concentrated in University Circle, Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and be- yond. To “think globally, act locally,” we build these partnerships in the service of national and international

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leadership, believing that our ability to improve the human condition throughout the world should begin within our own community.

Case Western Reserve University strives to create a unique synergy among our education, research, and service missions, which we view as inseparable. Organizationally, this means that we eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, striving to be the most efficiently run research university in the world in order to keep our focus on productivity and maximize opportunities for inter-departmental, inter-school, and inter-institutional collaboration. Educa- tionally, this means that student experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies, or industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but combine with the demands and rigors of academic theory to create the transforming learning experience that is a Case Western Reserve education.

Strategic Activities

The University will achieve its vision through building the following dimensions of the University:

Breakthrough research and education:

Research and professional programs: Build on traditional strengths; focus on quality and recognition; provide faculty, graduate student and post-doctoral support; make New Vision investments.

Undergraduate Program: New liberal learning; CAS investment; SAGES; experiential education and rigorous scholarship.

Academic Medical Center: Premier educational and research programs; Case Research Institute; Healthy Cleve- land; synergistic affiliations with all Cleveland hospitals.

Compelling Excellence:

Institutional Culture and Values: Excellence and leadership; Cleveland partnerships; empowerment; account- ability; entrepreneurship; innovation; responsible risk-taking; emphasis on technology transfer, diversity, effi- ciency.

Campus Environment: Capacity and quality space for research, education and campus life; Master Plan; College Town; Campus Center; North Residential Village; enhanced University Circle Partnerships; service orientation.

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Resources: Outstanding faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees and community partners; University advance- ment through development, alumni affairs, marketing, communications, and government support; Trustee sup- port and advocacy; Corporate support and royalties; Endowment growth.

APPENDIX: The Emerging Weatherhead Strategy

To achieve the new vision of “One Weatherhead”, the school will engage in the following activities:

Strengthening the core disciplines of the school;

Broadening the appeal of degree and non-degree programs; and

Recommitting to a culture of excellence and merit.

To strengthen the core disciplines of the school, Weatherhead will focus on globalization and new methods for teaching managers.

To broaden the appeal of degree and non-degree programs, the Weatherhead strategy is focused on 1) strengthening un- dergraduate programs; 2) improving the program mix or graduate degree programs; 3) expanding the appeal of Executive Education; and 3) establishing four “schools within the school”:

The Global Business Studies Institute

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Business as an Agent World Benefit

Health and Bioscience

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To commit to a culture of excellence and merit, the school will:

Establish a new faculty merit review

Promote values of openness and fairness

Promote multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to education and research

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