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									                            2010 REGIONAL SUMMIT


Key Ideas:

      The city of Dayton cannot be an empty core if the region is going to thrive –
       Dayton municipal leadership really needs to grow in creativity.
      The region must reduce the number of local governments and become more
       regionalized in order to be as successful as we potentially can be.
      The region must produce more engineers and especially engineers that align
       with the areas of emphasis at WPAFB and AFIT.
      Culinary institutes can prepare better and more food services chefs, etc., and the
       region needs more local and unique restaurants. IHE‘s can lead the way.
      RTA must be allowed into Greene County and able to serve Beavercreek if we
       are to grow and thrive as a region.

How can education help with these issues?

      Educate more high quality engineers especially in the area that can actualize the
       research that goes on inside the fence, and could be and should be produced
       here in Dayton. More D of R & D.
      Convene Dayton citizens to think of their collective future without major changes.
      Convene regional citizens and leaders to understand that we have too many
       governments locally and regionalization would be in our collective self interest.
      Convene Greene County, Beavercreek, etc. leaders and solve the RTA access
       challenges that prevent RTA being able to serve citizens who want transportation
       in our region. (e.g., DRSS students).

Things learned:

      Dayton Ohio is COE for Arts – but we‘re ranked #1. Texas A & M Has a
       ―calamityville‖ - but we will be better. STEM School is ―regional‖ rather than
       school district – specific. Fairborn engagement with WSU re: Calamityville (win-
      New insight to STEM School concept. Student presence. Impressed by
       intellectual power in room. Impressed by strength and capability of WSU.
       Impact of WSU.
      Must change ―well kept secret‖. Build pride in community – not what we do with
      Keeping AFRL money in region.
      Supply chain – collaboration.
      Focus on strengths.

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Questions you might ask.
   e.g. NCMR – clothing, sensors, etc.:

What is single most pressing issue in region? How might higher ed. Help?
   Jobs, but maybe we‘re not so bad.
   UAV‘s – but we don‘t do much manufacture. – can‘t fly
   Healthcare options.
   Defining factorial – low opinion of value of science and mathematics.
   Get success out to general public
   Talking points for Dayton – we‘re ‗alive‘
   Leveraging
   Recruiting talent.


      How best to translate thinking/ideas to commercial success?
      How will we know when we‘re successful? (metrics ―centers‖ do exist; will be

       goals/measures will evolve

       Economic development/employment must account for various skills/education

      Is the State Education ―System‖ accounting for the broadest spectrum of
       educational need?

       Curriculum must be ―mapped‖

      How should WSU focus on key programs (and possibly shed less-effective or
       required program) that will allow for the highest efficiency and regional economic
       development success?
      How do we get things ―over the fence‖?

       WSU →
       WPAFB→ commercialization/economic growth

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       We need to account for Dayton‘s diverse populations (over the fence in the other

       Higher ed has historically been too insular (―Summit‖ is an example of how this is

       Higher ed needs to develop a ―business mentality‖ of ―selling‖ their ―products‖ to

       Collaboration must be real/practical, not theoretical.

       U‘s must adapt and change to fill a newly-evolved role.

       Examples of Collaboration or New Learnings from A.M. Session

       University (ies) are becoming less insular and more responsive.

       Magnitude of arts community and vital role it plays and its precarious position

       Steam3 = integration of arts/STEM

       Addition of ―commercialization‖ to universities‘ role of ―teaching, research, and

      What will be done to sustain the energy generated in this summit?

      What are the feedback sessions‘ common themes?


Showcase Partnerships

WSU to participate OVALS Ohio Valley Affiliates of Life Science
Have a tri state economy
8 years

Joint co-ops and internships need through U.C.
Steam3 program

Market itself as a bigger region
Show core strengths

Could open up more industry partnership

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See benefit of Bigger Region has big payoff

[Have created partnerships but need bigger regional approach]

Make Bigger Pie not dividing up of current pie

Develop Work Force Demands

Increase more Air Force contracts
Only get 5% of contracts

Develop intern coop at junior level to keep in the area

Address skills mismatch between jobs and unemployed

What skills are required for jobs

University provide base core for employees


Social Innovation solutions to reentry … prisons

Promise program – Harlem
      PNC – commits $100 million to early childhood development

How do you keep the good companies here?
     Leverage our educational system

Generations who graduate now are looking for how to give back to their communities

Create healthcare opportunities…nerve damage

Create condition for success in majors
      Ability to achieve success – eliminate the roadblocks
      Co-Ops/Interns – how do we increase these opportunities

Education population that meets the local needs of industry

Partnerships business/education – heavy participation

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Partnership represented by NCMR

Involvement of parents in motivating learning in children

Early critical age 4th-5th grade


CELIA          an MFA program
               missing would guidance ???
               arts infrastructure

     in a mass exodus
     and people with disabilities
     or in hospital setting

        flipside of that is treatment in home or in place

     Chinese ??? Learning – how do we leverage for the region
     National Technical Translation
     Can we do the immersion necessary here in a virtual way?

        Considering the 4 models of collaboration
        How might we leverage other national models?

        New Transportation System?
        New Control System
        Personal unmanned vehicles

        What‘s the next extension of STEM School
              Why wait until 6th grade?
              Are there jobs that can be created that do not require a course degree?
                     Technical expertise

[why have we set our goal so small…why not National Center…not just Ohio or
Regional Aerospace Center… We need identity therapy… Dayton needs to
aggressively go for national prominence]

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      What did you hear that made sense?
      How could it be improved?
      What challenges in our region and be targeted for collaboration
      Are there ideas for collaboration that could be suggested to improve our region‘s
      What suggestions for collaboration do you have?


Positive – innovation
           must make aware

Innovation – people oriented
             Liked seeking what goes on and make more real – human dimension
             Access through people

Strategic Planning

Be practical about where we are and appreciate where we need to go

Summit – where we are and where we need to go
          Research
          Development
          Marketing
          Communication/Collaboration


Could exist without a lot of connectivity to community not just located but integral
           Impressive to have Centers of Excellence stretch itself
           Yet practical matters must be involved

Downtown System

Urban core needs lots of help

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Culture aspect is strong
We need business, shopping, etc., the city center is a hollow CORE. No real innovative
thoughts coming out of leadership of city.

Workforce/Regional Development

Engineering talent in our area is not keeping up with the demand that is generated from

Research – production needs more engineers (hard cord design, UAV, weapons,
Expand production

Workforce development is in critical need of more engineers..high quality.

Build on strengths we have own regions and make???

Research inside the fence/production outside the fence – we need to expand this

Encourages Engineering

Specific to our need increasing relevance… 711 Human Performance Wing

Change governmental structure – more regional govt. and less little city, town, township

Need a central financial center and districts

Look at cyclical change – we need to anticipate ―what if‖ scenarios

Look at and plan for sustainable development – can we sustain?

Leadership Changes

City Works – very resistant to change
             Need dynamic change and leadership


Ownership – better business sense and commitment

More interactive conversations

Size of communities – economy of scale – how can the region combine and shrink
numbers of government entity.

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Corporations have to exert

Get the Educational Complex, Health Community

What blocks effective dialogue and discussion, conversation around why it would be in
the self interest of the region to collaborate.

Ex. The Greene was first pitched to Dayton but rejected

Dayton City Workers are not being utilized effectively.

Empty building – space should be most available to be used by business to WPAFB.

Charleston, S.C. Auxiliary Institute was started and brought young and lots stayed and
now Charleston is top foody institute.

Could SCC/etc. collaborate on the culinary and generate spin off

Restaurants – need a great rest downtown

Have got to get access to Greene County and provide access to the region

While there are lots of concerns for safety, etc. but it has got to be dealt with

Dayton can‘t be on an empty core

Growing respect could occur by convening citizens to talks about how to bring positive

Bring some plan and discipline to the conversation of how to change
       Robert Sweeney is doing something similar in Fairborn
       Deb McDonald
       Joan Dotil

Dr. Michael Irvin – urban planning future of Dayton

Philanthropist doing some good things; lives downtown


Are we overtraining our workforce?

Debt – out of school and is debt manageable?

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Businesses – meet with them and what

People care, people are taking time out of their day to do this

National Medical Students Survey 2%
   1. We need to conduct a job needs analysis. How do we know we are educating
      the students for the proper degrees if we do not know what the business need?
   2. We are educating our children into degrees that then make them move away
      because they do not have a job to fill.
   3. Within WSU, we have a reporting relationship, not a creative relationship
   4. We need to do a better job and collaborate with the other schools i.e. NCMR and
      Creative Arts. If they know what the others are doing, they may be able to assist
      each other in projects.

Lessons Learned

What was Steam3

STEM Schools – everyone all spoke in a common technique
     Some knew what was going on but it was a good update
     SAIC – was new for most

New applications with collaborations with other centers
     - Medical Center with Art Center NCMR

There is a reporting relationship, not a creative relationship.

Is there a way to tap into the Hollywood connection to get money to fund Calamityville
Bio Sensors and Bio Markers as early markers for patients i.e. stroke patients
W.S. research institute role/responsibilities

   A) What is the single most pressing issue that needs to be addressed
      - 50% of medical school graduates stay in the state
      - 25% stay in SW Ohio

Our issues are that we are educating people who then are moving away.

We need a jobs needs analysis.


NOTE: This group consisted of three university faculty/administrators, one individual
with close ties to a university and one individual from the business community. Thus,

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the group had a strong higher education perspective vs. regional development more
broadly defined.

         1. We have just seen four models of regional collaboration addressing needs
            of the community. Are there natural extensions of these collaborations
            that should be explored?

                  NCMR model of collaboration-couldn‘t be better--excellent!
                  Continue to show that collaboration lead to success/outcomes;
                  Expand the STEM collaboration into earlier stages of education.

         2. Considering the four models of collaboration presented in the earlier
            sessions, how might we address another of the region's challenges
            utilizing one of these models?

                  Consider broader collaboration with WSU logistics/supply chain
                   discipline and local businesses;
                  Consider expanded collaboration between/within
                   colleges/universities to; improve access/reduce costs.

         3. Our region is large and diverse. What is the single most pressing
            issue/opportunity in our community that needs to be addressed? How
            might our education system help?

                      Higher Education ‗reform‘;

                       o Streamline curriculum;
                       o Tuition too high? Not high enough?;
                       o Traditional education methodology may no longer be
                          affordable; curricular innovation is needed;
                       o Work with business to ensure work experience for all
                       o Are we teaching what we need to teach in higher
                          education? Can we afford to teach the traditional classes
                          anymore? Is there need for them?
                       o True collaboration at college level means all departments
                          have to give a little;
                       o WSU should continue to focus on access: particularly
                          tuition and the cost of books, etc.
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                        Other Issues Discussed:
                            o Need transformation of the negative view of Dayton that
                                permeates throughout the country. Market our
                                successful collaborations nationally.
                            o I70 and I75 are a strengths of the region – ―90 minute‖
                            o Water Resources/underground aquifers an asset for the
                                region—how can we develop/maximize this natural
                            o Have we leveraged the BRAC moves to the region? If
                                not, is there an opportunity to do so?
                            o ―Please share the videos with summit participants so that
                                all can use it to promote regional collaboration‖ (Anne H.
                                Chasser, Associate Vice President, University of
                                Cincinnati, Intellectual Property Office).

Goal: to discuss current initiatives in our communities and generate new ways in which
we can work together to develop our region.

What are you leaving with today that will help with some of the things you’re
interested in?

Joan Dautel: Enjoyed the discussion regarding Calamityville, a state-of-the-art,
innovative, collaborative training and research facility to provide a one-of-a-kind training
opportunity for the world‘s medical, public health, public safety, and civilian and military
disaster response decision makers. Joan is particularly excited about the ―spin-offs‖
(hotels, restaurants, office structures) that will result from this collaboration, bringing
much-needed business to the Fairborn-area.

Ms. Dautel also commented that she would welcome opportunities to bring the ―arts‖ to
the City of Fairborn. Dayton could serve as the ―hub‖ for marrying regional entities

Mike DiFlora: Also enjoyed the Calamityville discussion. Was impressed that a facility
about to be torn down is being developed for re-use for such a great purpose. Mr.
DiFlora would like to see more properties cleaned-up and re-used instead of new

Holly: Very interested in the Dayton Regional STEM (Science, Technology,

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Engineering & Math) School project, an established network of regional institutions and
professionals that provides opportunities for STEM education by training and supporting
educators, designing curriculum aligned to the workforce needs, training school leaders
at the district and building level, and supporting schools and program models committed
to STEM teaching and learning. Holly is particularly interested in finding ways to
stimulate interest in girls and young women to pursue this curriculum.

Kim Haverstick: Kim is amazed at how many opportunities are available for
―collaboration.‖ We don‘t need to re-invent the wheel – find a way to use our current
resources. The biggest obstacle is learning ―who‖ the leader in a specific area is. Mr.
Haverstick mentioned that Culture Works has a ―one-source community calendar.‖
Something similar (a central clearinghouse) to integrate resources would be most
helpful. Holly agreed – a ―news feed‖ would be beneficial to all.

Mike DiFlora: It takes a lot of effort and expense to advertise events individually. A
collaborative effort would be more efficient – one source of availability by category.

Hank Dahlman: Professor Dahlman mentioned that there are many applications
available – they‘re just not coordinated.

Alex: Pianist, University of Cincinnati. Alex consistently strives for community and
university interaction. He is surprised at the separation from university and city
orchestras. Alex encourages graduates to return to ―help those who helped them.‖
Holly: Holly is a member of numerous professional organizations and is looking for
ideas on how to attract a younger demographic to the associations. Is there a way to
promote these organizations on college campuses?

Mike DiFlora: Mike discussed the South Park area of Dayton. The demographic is
younger, mostly single households. Residents like being able to walk to downtown
events. Enjoy good schools.

Joan Dautel: Joan was asked about the demographics of the City of Fairborn. She
commented that their population is older – a large number of military retirees because of
access to the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Ms. Dautel also advised that their
demographic is beginning to transition somewhat due in part to Wright State University.
She said that the city needs bike paths, a recreation center, and more to continue the
transition to a younger demographic.

Kim Haverstick: Kim noted that the way the younger generation receives information is
greatly different from the graying generation. Businesses need to look at new
technology – Twitter. Facebook.

What kind of things are we not doing at Wright State University that would help

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Mike DiFlora: If research shows that students are more successful when exposed to
the STEM curriculum beginning at 4th grade, why does the current program start
students at the 6th grade?

Joan Dautel: Ditto Mr. DiFlora‘s comment. We need to expose students to these
programs at an earlier age.

Entire Group: All agree. We need to expose students to STEM and STEAM curriculum
by the 4th grade, if not younger.

Alex: Alex commented about students‘ attitudes – why bother with art? Why bother
with anything? They need to understand the larger picture – the need to be good
corporate citizens.

Hank Dahlman: Discussed the gap caused by not having year ‗round schools.
Minimally bring kids in during the summer for workshops, seminars.

Lot going on here Dayton and WSU

24 astronauts from Ohio

Bringing a shuttle to Dayton – not mentioned – would generate a lot of $ for area
       Connect to STEM school

Virtual reality

Studying windstorms – Dayton windstorms

Learn from emergencies

Grand Eccentrics – Berstein

Future development of Calamityville
      What is done now?

Grand Lake St. Mary‘s provide current opportunity for research

Regional development
      STEM School – look at empty Walmart, Meijer

Railway in Ohio important
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Train stop in Riverside ??? help

Speedway has served as a catalyst to Central State University


Brainstorming Session
       Reflect on COE presentations – how to extend reach of initiatives. How can we
       build on this?

NCMR – what is communication plan?
    Experience in St. Louis – flooding, toxins
    Similar plan – for earthquake, but used for flood. Collaborative
    Are hospitals involved?
           Premier willing to be involved
    Dayton – often defeats itself

Need more positive news re Dayton/WSU‘s successes

NCMR – is it available to others?
    Calamityville – Fairborn to WSU
    Environmental abatement
    Moving to capital project – renovating bldgs.

For newcomers – not aware of Dayton‘s rep for innovation
      Dayton needs to be a destination city – for whatever it is known for (e.g. birth of

Using new avenues for social media
      Use Facebook for promotion
      Reach out to community leaders so they know that
      NCMR is the destination. Would impact hospitals.

Foreign officer training at WPAFB – did they ever reach out to WSU?
      Potential to sell equipment/protective gear

Other disasters – power grid failure (could be more common with rolling blackouts),
      great potential and application – e.g. hospitals

Disaster group ready to deploy. First responder team already available. Need to get
       the word out.

Opportunity to bring in vendors – improve, develop equipment, many economic spinoffs
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      (other than hotels, etc.).
       Potential revenue sources.

Include R&D to improve manufacturing.

Heart of the matter = service

STEM School

       Bring STEM students to AF with STEM t-shirts.

       Leadership is key.

       What does STEM stand for?
             STEM students could spend time at hospital
             4 high school credits = 18 kids per year

       How do we get kids into the real world? How can communities partner for an in-
       depth real world experience?

PNC program – putting kids ready for kindergarten

Educating parents to get involved. Community needs to reach out.

Difficult to find employees who are multi-faceted.

Difficulty for arts programs = sustainability

Need development people in collaborations to sustain funding.
      Need to train development people so they can relay the full picture
      Important for recruitment to Dayton to have strong arts program

Day-long training for grant writers for arts funding.

Sometimes it takes outsiders to assess the local culture.

Limited by impression that Columbus and Cincinnati have everything to offer in the

Arts programs tend to work against each other rather than collaboratively.
       Central fund for all and given out equitably.
       Publicize collaboratively to get crowds in form across the state for large exhibits.

Other areas of value for WSU – invite in for tours, breakfast.

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Community orientation?


      Need to attract good doctors, which also means bringing their families ?? has to
       be attractive.
      How can we benefit from what others are doing to support ??
           o Technology issues
           o Practical areas
      Demographics of physicians- rural hospitals hugely staffed by people from other
       parts of the world. Is that sustainable?
           o Technology-repetition of forms
           o Technology exists, but everybody in a national health record is very
           o The VA does it-they have the money.
      Are there efficiencies that can be developed
           o Doctor‘s visits- multiple steps could be combined.
      There has to be initial investment and collaboration to get it done quickly.
      What are the top things we need to do?
      How do we identify what everyone cares about?
           o Everyone cares about health care
           o Need to establish
      Use the Aviation Heritage culture to springboard into innovation.
      Airline security
           o Has to be safe, secure, and comfortable.
           o Currently, human comfort is not a priority.
      Neil Armstrong, Wright brothers, and aviation history here.
      What does a center of excellence do for you?
           o Is it just lip service but no backing? Vote getters for politicians.
           o Inflated, not enough money at state level.
      They need people to solve the problems and set the priority
      Educational reform is the hugest priority.
      We need to start at younger ages and make it exciting
           o Pipeline straight through from young kids to college
           o Need more awareness to reach children about things like STEM school
      How do we get to collaboration?
           o Would like a kind of ―Speed dating‖ to pull together to have conversations
                    Invite the public in to let them know what we‘re doing, small
                       companies aren‘t being reduced.
      ―Business After Hours‖- business leaders come together to talk.
      Base community has adopted speed dating approval
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          o Get a scorecard, go table to table, have 10 minutes to talk about your
          o Have to meet 99 people to make maybe one contact.
      Collaboration- doesn‘t happen by chance. Businesses need to grow.
          o Why is money from WPAFB leaving the region?
          o No excuse for that when we have local resources.
      So much depends on who is in charge
          o How does the Air Force really work with the community?
      Quietly saying ―Step up, Air Force‖
          o How do they win business
      Want to be regionally strong but also nationally known.
      Arts- has to have good education
          o How do we really get integrated?
          o Allow students to find where they‘re strong and gifted, but also encourage
      American schools are much more forgiving than European schools are
      Our system is the destination of the world, but are we serving our own citizens?
      STEAM3 is a fascinating concept but does it really work?
      Proficiency tests/ SAT don‘t cover the arts or sports.
          o We need to be more relevant
      How do you create innovative people?
      Problem- stove piping within the university (from outside perspectives) Contact
       WSRI-can‘t get them to play together.
      How to get research people to really work with the public?
      How do we develop a model that allows faculty to play to their strengths?
          o More flexibility in the system; let those who are strong in teaching teach,
      Substitute one of the three for collaboration (can‘t teach but can collaborate with


Question #1 – Learned Today?

Wright Brothers Research Institute liked CELIA

First Diversity Mgt Group (Civil Rights background State of Ohio)
       Hispanic women are fastest growing minority business owners
       Need for inclusivity

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YMCA of Greater Dayton, Alumni Board Youth Development – nutrition, activity, STEM
    School regional model

RTA, Alumni Board Arts… attracting professionals
      Need to address the ―Urban Core‖ to counter the trend of suburban sprawl

Question#2 – Business Opportunities? / Spin-offs or existing businesses?

Human centered innovation – good for entrepreneurship
     CELIA – attracting the creative ―class‖

―Green‖ opportunities from the CEMEX site/Calamityville

Address competition vs. collaboration
          Cities
          Universities
          Others

Better access to State and Federal funding

Incentives for large aerospace companies who benefit from WPAFB to sponsor small
       business opportunities that may contribute to their industry.

Global Equity – workers

ITCI – from specialized companies
             ??? with training
             Using medical devices
             STEM – Not Really
             And Medical Readiness – opportunities for Greene???

      from ―spin-offs‖
             may have good ideas – Better utilization; Public and Private $ -
             must have incentives

Question#3 – Regional Challenge(s)?

To prepare a qualified diverse workforce

Unemployment rate

Improving the attractiveness of the area despite the recent job losses… capitalizing on
      the vast infrastructure improvement (I-75 mostly)
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Consumer debt
     Debt for new graduates

Get people working together… How we act after we ??? here – one ???

Question #4 – Most important issue in Dayton ?

   1. Retaining our youth as they graduate from our colleges…‖branding WSU‖
   2. Match our strengths to our opportunities (Aquifer advantage, water development
      industry )
   3. Improve marketing
   4. Focus on entrepreneurial development … large businesses won‘t locate in
   5. Improved transportation

WSU – known for disabilities

M??? – so young people (graduate) will stay here

Branding WSU or better marketing

Need more ??? thinking (small start ups)
     Young people to take risk and important for job growth
     Transportation is a big piece
     Match strengths to efforts – sitting on location
           Create businesses that use a lot of water

     To prepare a qualified diverse force

Additional Notes

One thing learned (important) is Morning Session
  1. Business Development opportunities (jobs) for the region. Relating to existing
      business or creating new business
  2. Is there another regional challenge?
  3. Most important issue here is: How can our educational system help?
  4. Buy economic development ??? for this area.
  5. Innovation/Collaboration
  6. Students or ??? people.
  7. Ohio Civil Report Commission – Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  8. Hispanic women – fastest group
  9. Make ??? reach out to all cultures
  10. We are the Regional STEM

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   11. ARTS ??? people here – important to economic development

   12. Urban Sponsor –Expansion Infrastructure

Natural extensions of collaboration that should be explored.
    Revitalize – repurpose – assets
    Medical readiness training spinoff need for fitness as part of program, temporary
      housing through partner organizations like the YMCA.
    PreK through 12 considered as resource through curriculum and teacher training
      connected to those Centers of Excellence and real work experiences. That all
      schools become cutting edge, farther in economic development not an
      afterthought. Use wealth of retired teachers and specialist STEM professionals.
    Systems in place to integrate learning as demonstrated by STEM School and
    Fear of dilution of STEM

Use existing 4 models of collaboration how do we address other regional challenges.
    Use as a tool to address diversity issues via critical thinking, openers to diverse
      thinking, to be a model of inclusiveness in a strategic way to attract others to our
      region. Model to include evidence of closing all gaps.
    Education that includes all students in connecting to regional strengths and
      growth areas.
    Tell our story - multiple spin off with technology transfer need to attract venture
      capitalist but we must tell a positive story while still addressing the issues.

Most pressing issue and how education system helps
   Communication – collaborate schools requesting needs, etc., educational
   Connect humanity for improving our community.
   Move partnerships to next level – professional development for community.

1.     We have just seen four models of regional collaboration addressing needs
of the community. Are there natural extensions of these collaborations that
should be explored?
    a) Opportunities for STEM schools to interface with centers of excellence such as
       Calamityville, etc.
    b) Marketing showing leading edge innovation, accomplishments (video, etc.);
       maybe use STEM or interviews to create.
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   c) Create areas where innovative ideas can occur and be supported.
   d) Teach entrepreneurial activities. What is it like to do entrepreneurial businesses?
   e) External and integrated entrepreneurial activities in more areas—community
      health, etc.
   f) Find new ways to encourage culture of innovation—academia, industry,

2.     Considering the four models of collaboration presented in the earlier
sessions, how might we address another of the region’s challenges utilizing one
of these models?
    a) Air vehicles—How to fly, design, power components and supplies, technology, air
       space issues (where to fly/test). Could they use Calamityville?
    b) Center for laser-based manufacturing (micro manufacturing—defense, medical,
       electronic, etc.). Niche development.
    c) Data mining—enhance technology collaborations, etc.,
    d) UDRI/WSU technology. Alternative energy; nano-particles.
    e) Aerospace related: Closer understanding of needs for WPAFB—aerospace,
    f) Cyber research—Protection of information systems, power grids, control
       systems, etc.
    g) RFID—Center now running; perhaps extension of technology; perhaps to library
       books as an example or healthcare application (personnel and patients), aircraft

3.    Our region is large and diverse. What is the single most pressing issue in
your community that needs to be addressed? How might our education system
   a) Loss of manufacturing base: Not retrained for other things. Level of training for
      newer technology/manufacturing jobs can no longer be done by high school
      education only; equipment is more and more sophisticated. Develop practical
      education application; example: industry buys components, students assemble
      and troubleshoot, then turn over to industry sponsor. Get industry input for
      curriculum development.
   b) What opportunities are there with WPAFB, technology companies, and
      universities? How can this region be positioned for multi-year economic growth?
   c) Small companies bring flexibility.
   d) Energy and water increasingly need attention.


Biggest single strength – entrepreneurs now gone – therefore others stepping up

Example of Grand Lake St. Mary‘s – support – collaboration surfacing – raised
$500,000 since January – bonding together
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Continuous things need to happen to engage young people in ―Dayton‖ – the way we

Concern for lack of inter generational involvement

Lack of central leadership – for the region- how do you develop that – how do
universities become involved? What role do they play?

Community wide change training

Statewide – new way of thinking – less government economic region – more general –
remove artificial boundaries

Region is large and diverse – ??? most pressing issue to be ??? by community – how
can university help


Close gap between available jobs and trained ??? people

Speed for re-training and into positions a ???

Should universities be focusing efforts only on ―needs‖
       - Change approach in tracking
Unite people – get them to talking


      Collaborations this AM-Models
          o Extensions to these models?
          o Development opportunities?
      Finding uses for empty buildings, not just medical.
      Brownfield projects, rescue and recovery
          o Improved communications network
          o Seamless frequency and coordination
          o Technology temporary emergency facilities
          o Retrofitting space for materials management
          o Turnout gear testing
          o Shelf life extension and supply chain training
      Training starting early-Tech Edge (Nick Weldy, MVCTC)
          o Skills demanded
                  Ex. more engineers than technicians
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         o Academics emphasized over experience-Balance
                  College prep versus tech prep
                  Incentive to stay in program
                        Ex. ECE graduates and finding amount of jobs available
     Human-centered innovation
         o Software development
                  Displays regional bias toward manufacturing areas.
                  Aviation, aerospace
                  Workforce support/skills
                  Retention
     STEM school and the arts spinoffs?
         o Costume, instruments.
                  Specialized.
         o Set design, lighting shops
                  Adjunct-scale
         o Competition
                  Public school and lottery aspect
         o Traditional school model- does it serve its purpose?
                  Robust research, lasting value, focus on passion
                        Translating passion into large scale business model
                  Generate buildings
                        Limited number of schools, not nucleus
                  Technology change = business opportunity
     Target sectors need business partners and academics both
         o Aerospace, aeronautics
         o Health care/human services
         o Advanced materials
         o Information technology
     Pick a focus and build, don‘t get distracted by ―shiny objects‖
         o Business community building
                  Critical mass brings in others
     Program management
         o Acquisitions skills, business contracting, systems engineering
                  Part that appears missing or inadequate
         o Work with WPAFB as largest employer of the region, make them
         o Communication differences between business and military/government.
         o Ethics, technical skills, workforce attrition; generational problems-seeds of
             destruction inherent. Career tech programs.
     Health care- growth due to aging population with insurance.
         o Areas that will keep growing
         o Tremendous need for research that translates into mfg. (prosthetics, etc.)
         o High end growth from R&D into seamless transition.
         o Bionics, intervention and prevention, continuing optimal performance of
             mil. Personnel.
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          o Productivity of aging population – commercial applications.
      Pressing issues:
          o Transition from manufacturing to innovation region, putting that into place
             – technology. Ideas that work. Think and executive
          o Economic – jobs – higher ed. partnering with local and state.
          o Place to come, not leave – public image.
          o Graduating students with n o skill sets – not giving students what they
             need, underemployment.
          o Keep WPAFB as an anchor, not allow departure/less importance.
      Development of ―another NCR‖ - grow‘em here and keep‘em here.
          o Identify anchors – LexisNexis, Reynolds & Reynolds, etc. RETAIN
          o NCR moved where the customers were. Creating customers were.
             Creating customers for companies in your community.

   1. What opportunities can we approach based on today‘s presentation.

       A. Arts – attract people to the area.
          Education – people want to know there are good schools
          Sports – another way to attract others

       B. Calamityville:
          The confusion factor is something 1st responders handle
          - What VISUAL ques (potentially integrating the arts) can help in this

          -   Communication is key in emergency response – are we integrating this
              into the process (not just technology, but the human centered piece)
                  o simple instructions and preparation for participants

          -   Individuals and organizations want to help, but they need leadership or
              structure (otherwise someone has to rise to the occasion)

          -   Research area on communication and leadership in emergency response

          -   How is the aspect of humanity broached in the training process

          - Theater/Art department should help with the production aspect of
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        -   Lodging: must ask the question ―what hospitality pieces will
            Dayton/Fairborn provide‖ to continue to attract people outside of the
                o Promote seasonal activities (WSU basketball games or Dragons
                   game) so they choose us over the Texas A.M. training facility

     C. Transportation is key for bringing in outside participants

        -   Outside events for participants / scheduling / Event planning & PR

     D. Visitors Center for Dayton or larger projects
        - Do we have one?
        - Need good P.R.!
        - Coordinating these visits for groups to Calamityville

     E. Healthcare → needs collaboration (MVH & KHN)
          Waste of resources when we compete, instead need to work together
          Is dialogue happening between Calamityville and local hospitals/1st
          responders to help collaboration

  2. What else can the University do more?

     What does it mean to have all these centers?

     How can those in the university clarify these messages for those outside the

     Communication is key in our messages
         When we get these new centers of Excellence, what does this mean for
         outsiders and how can they get ???

     University & Calamityville can serve as the connector of bond between the
           community and participants.

     Will centers become self-sustaining?

     Work with public education system to help provide more well-rounded education

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   There was a considerable amount of discussion and some very good ideas in regards to
   potential partnerships and/or how the University can help government and the private
   sector in meeting their needs.

1. One member said that ―I can only ask for the leadership philosophy to continue. WSU
   has always partnered with my organization and it would be detrimental if WSU would
   hunker down like Dr Hopkins said and withdraw from partnering with the community.‖ I
   have been around here for all of the Wright State Presidents. The others were an island
   all to himself. Dr Hopkins has pushed the Deans and faculty into the community, don‘t
   stop this, instead do more of this!

2. ―Wright State Says that this is Raider Country but that only really means the location of
   where their graduates live. I live in Clark County in the town of Springfield and rarely
   does anyone from WSU pursue any partnership with any businesses in Clark County.
   So I would say please do not forget about us who are outside of Montgomery and
   Greene Counties, WSU needs to really to push their imprint in collaboration to the
   outlying counties.‖

3. Veterans, veterans, veterans! WSU needs to pioneer a partnership or project to use
   its expertise with disabled students and develop a program to work with returning

4. Develop a life-long learning Institute. The population is getting older and this is a huge
   market. I attend classes at UD every summer that are targeted for the elderly.

5. Identify a small business to offer a café on campus after hours. Where do you get
   something to eat or drink after hours at Wright State? If you don‘t have a car you cannot
   walk to the Fairfield Mall. This would be a great small business opportunity.

6. The ESC (Educational Services Center) really needs to be expanded to teach us small
   business owners how to share resources with other businesses and colleges.


   Jobs are the most pressing issue in our region. Other than ―meds, eds, and feds‖
   (medicine, education, government), there are few jobs available.
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Private sector commercial jobs have gone away. The banks are not loaning money and
companies can‘t expand and create jobs. No deals can be made because banks are
―sitting on their cash.‖ Direct lending for student financial aid has excluded private
banks and how affects how they now lend in other areas.

Ultimately the problem is just as much political as anything else. It is good that WSU
and UD and their collaboration results in new opportunities for jobs.

In their collaboration, WSU and UD should do all that is possible to keep graduates in
Ohio. This includes keeping out of state students, once they receive their degrees, in
Ohio. State support in this area, such as internships and co-ops, will be effective in
keeping the best and brightest in the state.

In the final analysis, we should not look to government based solutions to everything.
Government involvement prolongs and complicates potential solutions to problems. We
need to become more self sufficient, rely on private enterprise, and stop chasing public
funding. Also rearranging local government structure is not a good idea.

Other thoughts:

      The GM plant should be torn down and the Springboro airport moved there.

      The current location for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds should be changed.

      UD buying and renovating the NCR buildings and property is good for the region.

      Re-scheduling the WSU/UD men‘s basketball game would generate regional
       excitement and raise much needed revenue for local charities.


Question One: Comments on partnerships
 Consider using recreation as an economic driver for the area
         o Lake Campus relationship with YMCA is a start—could be improved by
           expansion beyond the landlord/tenant model—find a more dynamic and
           integrated way to partner
         o Can the university partner more closely with existing community
           recreational offerings
 Increase Wright State Research Institute partnering with the community
         o Focus on developing WSRI STEM partnering—promote and develop
           WSRI and let businesses settle around it

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          o Continue business incubation and entrepreneurial thinking

         o Involve businesses in advocating for the community and its resources
         o Involve area economic development personnel in WSRI
         o Get the word out more to the community about WSRI as a resource (it
            was noted that WSRI is planning to have a larger presence in the
            community by developing the job ready and business incubator models
         o Continue to build the Lake Campus area to increase WSU‘s regional
   Maximize Calamityville opportunities
         o It is seen as a wonderful plus for the community—we need to increase
            awareness of the project—be our own cheerleaders and better
            communicate our successes
         o Work closely with area communities (i.e., Wilmington as a vaccine
            supply/storage area)
         o This is a good model for ―repurposing‖ communities rather than tearing
            down and building new
   Maximize the Dayton Regional STEM School
         o Keep growing the school as much as possible
         o Create and share best practices models
         o The enrollment policy (not based on grades) is good and allows for a
            cross-section of students representing the school districts from which it
         o The community, business, and educational collaboration on the school is
         o The school curriculum would benefit by including a heavy focus on real life
            communication (outside technology)
         o WSU‘s Writing Across the Curriculum Program was noted as a strong
            resource for teaching students the art of written communication
   Maximize the Arts as an economic driver
         o Dayton is very rich and impressive in the Arts—we should try to position it
            more to become an economic driver
         o Identify a POC in the Dayton region that would be the go to person who
            would have information about all the Arts resources in the area
         o Collaborate more with community development offices to promote the Arts
         o Need to share and advertise national status and rankings throughout
            different modes of communication (ie., reach people through public
         o Bring in national experts to connect to school children
         o Share Arts facts/figures/info at community meetings/gatherings, as was
            done at the Summit

Question Two: National model comments
   Build on-site training and CEU offerings to become known regionally/nationally
         o Look to Dept. of Development for funding
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      Become a model for workforce and business development
      Start new graduates in area incubators to keep them in the area
      Promote more business enterprise co-ops
      Education should help businesses ―change with the times‖
      Build on internships
          o Collaborate with community organizations to place students in co-
              op/internship positions
          o Involve local Chambers of Commerce—let them know what
              types/numbers of students we have available for internships and they can
              help promote to businesses
          o It was noted that Third Frontier is a successful program, and that Ohio is
              anticipating over $100 million in gambling proceeds to be used toward a
              statewide internship program
          o It is important to make programs value added for businesses—it must be a
              win-win situation

Question Three: Community Issues
   Lake Campus area
         o Continue WSU support of agricultural issues and Lake cleanup
         o Education should help further develop business
           development/entrepreneurship in the area
   Huber Heights
         o Help the city focus on ―redevelopment‖ and reuse of existing structure to
           help preserve open/unused land that can be used to attract business for
           future economic development
         o WSU‘s CUPA might be able to help in this area
   Greene Co.
         o In general the workforce is not ready for the current job market (especially
         o Re-education is needed
         o Need to attract industries, but need to have the workforce in place
   General comments
         o Education can help through stronger partnerships between 2-4 yr
           institutions to educate and train
         o Educational institutions can help by:
                Increase collaboration with businesses in curriculum development
                Establish (more/better) college advisory boards including business
                Expand beyond current business partnerships into new areas—
                   communities can help bring businesses to the attention of
                Consider creating more certificate programs to help train the
                It was noted that WSU is working on developing a UAV
                   operator/maintenance program, and also partnering with ATIC
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Open discussion
   Turn it around—WSU should be more vocal in telling the city/community what
     WSU needs
   WSU should reach out more to the Chambers of Commerce to use their services
     to carry our good name forward—use their existing connections/networking—get
     in on Chamber lecture series, etc.
   President Hopkins in the community representing WSU is definitely a good thing
   The Small Business Development Center is a great resource for attracting
   The Summit is a valuable event and should be continued
   WSU should continue to grow Lake Campus—it is positioned in a community
     centric area that already appreciates WSU
   Add community organizations to WSU‘s mailing list for Community Magazine,


   1. Natural Extensions of the 4 examples of collaboration?
          Collaboration with Sinclair in UAV
          What used to be DHL – use to be able to fly the ??? vehicles to fly and
          Is FEMA involved with Calamityville?

   2. How might we utilize one of the models to address another discipline
         Must utilize centers of excellence among universities
           UC has to come up with collaborative
           Aerospace and Advance answers
           Technology Center of Excellence

            Making the arts a focal point
             Film Dayton project
             Making Dayton an Arts hub
             Artists are looking to come to Dayton

            Look at developing interest in the arts among elementary schools

            Need to get those at state level to change STEM to STEAM3 . Help
             educate on why this would enhance overall education and quality of

            Is there a way to transition re-tool/tool and ??? companies into advanced
             technology companies.
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            BioOhio – pharmaceuticals → ??? – may be a good partner for

   3. What is the single most pressing issue in your community? How can education

      Short exit training programs to allow citizens to term
      Retrain themselves

      Brain drain – retain young talent

      Employers should be allowed to weigh in on curriculum so that students are
      better trained for their needs.

      UC is making partnerships with local companies – in exchange for them to weigh
      in on curriculum, the employers commit to choosing U.C. student sfirst

      Family planning issues

      Get to children in elementary schools and teach them that college is an option

   4. How can business sector help and get involved?

      Various companies run week long camps and students from inner city schools,
      private schools to learn about how to act in business setting, resumes,
      interviewing, etc.

      Company adopt a school?

      Maybe run ―camps‖ for the unemployed? To see how they may ―retool‖ for the
      needs of the local employers.

      What about the ATT Tech, De Vry, etc. Is there room to collaborate with them for
      profit educational entities?

      Incentivize small businesses to offer internships and co-ops. Third Frontier co-


Sinclair partnership on UAV Training – partner with others
       Take deconstruction turning it into Workforce Development
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      Environmental Stewardship and Redevelopment
       Need to share our story more, learn from others – use models (from other

      Gov/Education/Private Sector collaboration, talk through bottlenecks with
       industry and find solutions to stand up product/service knowledge sharing

      Training changed – from corporate paid to ―Come ready‖
       Looking closer at ROI on investment – provide funding to help employees earn
       education. Economy possible effect to recognize collaboration where we didn‘t
       need to do this before. State encouraging collaborations and move away from
       self serving attitudes.

       -    ―work out of poverty‖ grant – train young to value work, provide skills to find
           the highest skills for each person

       -   ―vocation centers‖ very strong – work closely with industry and government to
           keep skills ready for new jobs. Foster creativity in young people – financial
           help is necessary for education.

       -   Economic Development Connections (collaborative group of leaders
           discussing future) brings industry, government, education to stimulate.

       -   KEY: redefine WIF (investment funding) define who is employable (suitability)
           and who gets funded
              Focused on entry level only – not retooling
              Is path only for severely disadvantaged not educated – out of work
              Relook at methodology for formula funding to open admissions
              What is the goal of the fund?
              University host discussions – form Boards – feedback from industry

MPA students thesis – regional construction/debris recycling center. Regional location
for processing and re-use distribution to country via transportation models. Using Rail
or Water – Environmental

As we redevelop and redefine communities – How do we handle elimination and ??? -
job creation and business model – create communities that will invite new business and
create and environment that will foster growth
Focus on opportunity to transition Ohio form Labor Union (Factory) into more
competitive Advantage utilizing the Creative Class and Knowledge Sharing

Question 3 – most prevalent challenges?

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What are Emerging Technologies = gain agreement with region and focus on those.
      Different for different Agencies – How do they fit into one plan for state – DDC
      good at it for Base projects

       Education is conveners of ideas – speed at Com College level – vs Accredited
       Long-Term Curriculum‘s benefit to Area. Responsive to industry – identify needs
       – create curriculum and train.. Get workforce into industry
       Government change to regional focus

Interaction with other regions – what exists – potential further collaborations

Awareness of importance of Education between north/south of state → State Level =
looking for ideas on how to

Engaging parents at the local level and create opportunities for families to see and
envision future opportunities

Regional funding changes necessary to support education since shifting Corp Training

Regional empowerment – vs – enabling change..Making people learn to work force.

Empower them to grow and learn on their own.

Current models enable lax workforce and do not stimulate them into finding their
passion and believing they can achieve more.

Wright State should embrace African American community as part of regionalism.

Big picture collaborative economic development arts is part of the business.

Building the region depends on education, government/business partnerships, looking
for all opportunities.

Educational endeavors that relate to economic impact

Question A

Help elected officials take their blinders off
   - Break out of individual prejudices
   - Broaden perspectives
   - Big pictures
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   -   Integrate regional benefits as opposed to focusing on local (Centerville,
       Kettering, Beavercreek)
   -   Don‘t be so centered on WPAFB
   -   Three great things not one: Education, Medical Facilities, Work Force

Business development opportunities
      → Geo spatial, sensing equipment, radar, tech transfer
        Data collection and analysis
        Logistics and supply chains
            Education focused on geo spatial, supply chain economics, healthcare,
            cyber security

What are the advance technical intelligence opportunities?

Mapping technology and data analysis that leads to design systems and technology

Traffic flow coordination and how it impacts the environment

Robotic technologies are possibilities

We must be diverse

WE must talk about our assets

Question B

National model in another discipline?
Creating green jobs. How do we collaborate? Telling collaboration stories.

Education options partnered with employment options and make visible pathways.

Internships by business help fuel education.

Expose students to educational/business opportunities.

Education is a lifelong process not an immediate reward. Visible pathway. Knowledge
of pathway is key to keeping ???

We must challenge ourselves. We must be entrepreneurial.

Question C

We must be willing to take risk

Put racial, class, economic differences aside

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Government and education can help facilitate risk taking.

Region must have a vision. Reshape ourselves – high quality people draw high quality

Groups of people should understand vision.

Personal characteristics to grab on to opp

Transparent pathway/big picture understandable.

1) Integration (collaborate across universities) of STEAM3 material was interesting.

What‘s old is new. Using your right brain to solve left brain problems. What‘s old is new.

Train teachers that way – challenge is if you‘re competing to teach based on merit.
Spirit is competitive → need to account for that.

What we can accomplish when we don‘t take credit is key. Worried STEM school would
take best students. Common goal to transform local community. Identify and address
barriers that prohibit transformation. If we internationalize region → potential huge
Requires outside funding/visitors (infrastructure for success). Transportation is a
challenge to future growth if you rely on automotive transport.

How do we make airports grow to be competitive with Atlanta. Experience traveling to
Russia – wanted to see ??? most powerful. China is now leading in developing
infrastructures. How do we work to build infrastructure.

Appreciation is widespread for ability to change (stimulate economics through
education. Been fortunate education has maintained funding. Need to develop service
industry what‘s consistent agenda.

Predict manufacturing will return to area, in a different way in 5 years.

Nice to have companies come back, how do we generate own tech – How do we
develop small companies here vs get big to move here.

Need a lot more collaboration to grow. Dayton still individual, but sees changing.

Collaboration – State of Ohio as example, historically competitive within cities
Columbus, Cleveland, etc. Texas has taken more collaborative approach – all cities
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together. Dayton bid for postal center, destroyed each other‘s bid → went to Indiana.
Not just within community. Needs to start at State level. Lots of penalizing in terms of
taxation, regulation…

N K and ??? are moving in

2) Business Opportunities?

Materials for Nat Center for Med. Readiness

What‘s sustainable → how do you develop businesses that have staying power. Dayton
thing or Ohio effort?

Is labor pool too costly? Solutions need to be broader than just our region.

Tax dollars are a big benefit as we consider what‘s growing and how we need
Columbus to be successful to collect tax and then dole back out.

Need to collaborate here in region and state.

War in Iraq showed how we had to bring separate technologies together and RFID
inventory. As we go into Calamityville, realize the focus can

3) Unique aspects we could leverage?

Our water is a big resource – there are a lot of industries which need to have that.

Don‘t do a good job of broadcasting what we‘re good at.

Compared to California, water is a great advantage.

People don‘t appreciate how grate we have it. End communism by showing in person.
We need to celebrate our assets vs put things down.

We need to take on cloud technology – be more ???

Need infrastructure for tech and people skills

SAIC needs grads → good example that certain degrees/knowledge is in high demand.
Selling ourselves, also invest in ourselves. BRAC – big benefit → success because of
our people? Politics? Marketing?

Our educational infrastructure is phenomenal. Competes yes, but is very positive.

Need to make city attractive for young/recent grads

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Get UD students off campus. Internationalize education, endeavors. Leave and get
experience. Brain drain, significant number stay. If can get international experience
→opens opportunities for grads to create bigger, larger businesses, 4 th or 5th in
educational attainment → need to improve, our economy demands knowledge base

British won → will go test based system, moving away from the merit system.

Free higher ed in other countries is that

WSU shifting to 1st choice rather than 2nd choice

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