Region Needs to Embrace Technology Entrepreneurship

July 05, 2005Articles Pittsburgh Post Gazette

David Jaffe published his article, “Region needs to embrace technology entrepreneurship,” in the June 5, 2005, edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In this article, Jaffe discusses languishing economic growth and entrepreneurship in the region, which he says is “partly because regional officials have yet to conceive and implement strategies that effectively leverage regional assets and institutions in support of sustained regional economic growth.”

Jaffe offers his own opinion for the failure as coming from two sources: “a profound underestimation of the importance of technology entrepreneurship to economic development policy; and a misalignment between the election cycle…and the ‘policy cycle.’”