Data and analysis tools to support regional competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy. An EDA project.

Benefits to Practitioners

The guidelines for regional investment help to:

  • Align regional leaders in a common direction for development.

  • Capitalize on fundamental elements for regional success.

  • Improve the regional strategy process through coaching.

Innovation Index

index graphic The Index helps you understand your region's innovation performance and potential

Cluster Analysis

Explore 15 knowledge-based occupation clusters and 17 industry clusters to uncover regional strengths

Investment Analysis

Understand the regional development process and access tools to help guide public investment decisions

Guidelines for Regional Investment: Why They're Useful

In the new world of economic development, collaboration matters, but it is often tricky. The guidelines for regional investment help leaders move forward as a region. These guiding principles provide frameworks for establishing investment priorities and making investment decisions. Unlike general guides on collaboration, these guidelines are designed specifically to meet the needs of economic development professionals who must structure investments among cooperating partners.

The Regional Investment Portfolio Tool helps regional leaders focus the strategic dialogue on the issues that matter. In the end, the quality of the leadership team’s conversations drives the quality of its decisions. If these conversations are focused, respectful, capable of exploring dissenting views, connected to objective facts in the market, and based on a commitment to transparency, they will create more powerful, lasting impacts.