SEDI White Paper • July 6, 2010 • by Ron Hubert
At the end of April 2010, after almost 5 years of service, SEDI held a retreat to focus on 1) how economic development conditions and the issues needing attention have changed since the organization’s founding, and 2) how SEDI can best deploy its resources given the current trends affecting economic development. Incoming President and Board Chairman Ron Hubert prepared a white paper in advance of the meeting to address these issues.
Ron’s paper argued that the trends most relevant to SEDI are local ones: social, economic and environmental. But the context for these local trends is created by national and global trends. These local, national and global trends are intertwined and interdependent.