By Darrene Hackler
Spotting the pivotal position that neighborhood governments play within the high-tech financial system, this e-book examines the influence of know-how industries and infrastructures on towns and the neighborhood coverage activities required for potent reaction to those demanding situations. packed with clean details and useful suggestion, "Cities within the know-how financial system" presents an intensive assurance of the know-how economic system with appreciate to towns and monetary improvement, concentrating on the appeal of know-how industries and funding in know-how infrastructure. the writer makes use of a triangualtion of ways - nationwide point information, national survey of neighborhood officers, and case experiences - to ascertain what towns are doing within the know-how financial system, describe the obstacles to participation within the know-how financial system, and aspect entrepreneurial activities of neighborhood governments to traverse those hurdles. the entire examine issues to the necessity for a robust neighborhood function allowing neighborhood coverage motion and actions to form a expertise financial system reaction.
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Survey data collection provides the opportunity to gain a snapshot of what local governments are doing in regard to technology infrastructure and how it relates to their planning and strategies. Querying local governments on what they know about their infrastructure, from quantity to quality, conveys local technology infrastructure capacity from a local government perspective; that is, although a city may have abundant private fiber-optic networks and wireless network towers, the local government may be unaware of its relative position in comparison to other cities in the region and/or may not be thinking of this infrastructure as an asset that could be leveraged for economic growth.
Consequently, long-range WiMAX technologies are predicted to be a solution for low-density and large urban areas. WiMAX offers fixed-position, line-of-sight network with data rates up to 75 megabits per second for up to 30 miles, but WiMAX products are just starting to appear in the market. Cities in Korea are planning to deploy a WiMAX network in 2006, and the city of Philadelphia is the first large city in the United States planning to deploy a WiMAX network to provide high-speed access to its 135-squaremile area.
Although reliant on the technology economy’s infrastructure, it is possible that neither type of firm will provide the single best target for cities. The diversity among information technology– investing firms in FIRE, durable goods manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and services might not allow local economic development practitioners the opportunity to focus on a particular set of industries with commonalities beyond information technology investment. In regard to information technology–producing industries, these industries are, by definition, only output based—a narrow set of industries that produce, process, or transmit information in the form of intermediate (goods and services that other industries use as inputs in their production processes) and final (for sale) goods and services.