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Collaboration for Civic Change: Connecting High-Tech Growth and Community Well-Being

Susan Appe and Judith R. Saidel (University of Albany)

November 2010


This case describes an ongoing collaborative process—the Tech Valley Civic Forum in New York State’s Capital Region—that was mobilized in the civic space of collective activity among the state, the market, and individuals. The Forum involves nonprofit, business, government, and education leaders in efforts to link social and economic development.  Its tag line captures the central purpose of Forum deliberation and action—connecting high-tech growth and community well-being.

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