Wendy H. Schacht, State Technology Development Strategies: The Role of High Tech Clusters (CRS Report 98-859 STM) (Oct. 21, 1998) (full-text).
This report provides a framework for exploring the feasibility of generating high tech clusters in states where they currently do not exist or are not easily identifiable. The information may be used to provide a common frame of reference for key decisionmakers as they examine the possibility of creating clusters. The reasons for such actions are presented here, as are the characteristics typically associated with high growth entrepreneurial regions.
A summary of the lessons learned by the successes and failures of other jurisdictions may provide a guide for additional discussion. Also offered are selected options for further consideration in designing next steps for the community.