Presentation on theme: "Bradley Sykes 4/21/2014 ENV 406. 1.7 million people (21% of the population) living under the poverty line Average household debt = $5000 24 th in."— Presentation transcript:
Bradley Sykes 4/21/2014 ENV 406
1.7 million people (21% of the population) living under the poverty line Average household debt = $5000 24 th in labor productivity among OECD Nations Macroeconomic figures mask severe inequalities among labor force.
High-profile startups are sold before massive job creation can occur. ◦ “When these entrepreneurs sell their start- up companies…they are denying the local economy the opportunity to create an industrial company that will supply jobs to a much wider segment of the workforce than any start-up can.” Education system does not prepare students for high-tech industries “Take the money and run” paradigm for business growth
Paradigm shift among business community ◦ “Maybe it’s time for us to think about ourselves as a country going from a startup nation to a high-tech nation, where startup is the first step, but companies are still built in Israel, maintained in Israel and grow from Israel.” – Avishai Abrahami, WIX CEO/Co-founder Integration of key populations in the workforce through ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Export Oriented Industrialization (EOI) ◦ Exploit position to become bridge between East/West and “convert intellectual capital to industrial growth.”
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