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Subject: States Decoding Keys to Successful Economic Partnerships
Date: Thu Nov 21 19:04:15 MST 2013
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States Decoding Keys 

to Successful Economic Partnerships

By Jennifer Ginn, CSG Associate Editor

 

While a double helix contains all of a person's genetic code and greatly shapes what they can or will become, a triple helix may just contain most of the information states need to help shape what their economies will become. The triple helix approach to economic development involves a system that allows university researchers, industry leaders and state economic development agencies to easily collaborate.

 

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An Up-Close Look at the Canadian Oil Sands

By Mary Branham, CSG Managing Editor

 

ALBERTA, Canada--The Canadian oil sands are a naturally occurring mixture of sand, clay, water and bitumen, which is a very heavy crude. Bitumen is separated from the sand and upgraded to refinery-ready crude oil. A Canadian Consulate-sponsored tour of the area gives an up-close look at the energy supply, as well as a way of life in Alberta.

  

  


Bringing a Hobby into Work

By Mary Branham, CSG Managing Editor

 

After she attended the CSG Toll Fellows program, Jann Hoke changed the way she conducted training in her role as director of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office. The change, she said, makes the training more interesting for participants and gets the message across much better.




In This Issue
States Decoding Keys to Successful Economic Partnerships
An Up-Close Look at the Canadian Oil Sands
Meet a Member: Bringing a Hobby into Work


 

Education Critical to Close Workforce Skills Gap  

 

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Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten Programs 

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