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1 The New Economy in Indianapolis The New Economy in Indianapolis Rob Atkinson Vice President and Director, Technology and New Economy Project Progressive Policy Institute

2 The New Economy in Indianapolis Founded in 1989 by the Democratic Leadership Council 501 (c) (3) Mission is to define and promote a Third Way progressive politics for the Information Age An alternative to the liberal impulse to defend the bureaucratic status quo and the conservative bid to dismantle government The Progressive Policy Institute

3 The New Economy in Indianapolis The Information Economy The Network Economy The Digital Economy The Knowledge Economy The Risk Society The New Economy

4 The New Economy in Indianapolis A New Economy Has Emerged It Will Change The Nature And Practice Of Economic Development It Will Affect All Regions And Communities There s No Going Back

5 The New Economy in Indianapolis The New Economy is a knowledge and idea-based economy where the keys to wealth and job creation are the extent to which ideas, innovation, and technology are imbedded in all sectors of the economy. The question to ask is not do we have New Economy industries, but rather, are our industries New Economy?

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8 8 The Reports of the Demise of the New Economy are Premature

9 The New Economy in Indianapolis 9 GDP Growth: What Recession?

10 The New Economy in Indianapolis 10 Productivity Growth

11 The New Economy in Indianapolis 11 The Stock Market

12 The New Economy in Indianapolis 12 IT Expenditures

13 The New Economy in Indianapolis 13 Telecom Investment

14 The New Economy in Indianapolis 14 Venture Capital Still Higher than in 90s

15 The New Economy in Indianapolis 15 Industry R&D Expenditures

16 The New Economy in Indianapolis 16 Patents Issued

17 The New Economy in Indianapolis 17 The Digital Economy is Alive and Well

18 The New Economy in Indianapolis 18 Rapid E-Commerce Growth

19 The New Economy in Indianapolis 19 Mushrooming Internet Hosts

20 The New Economy in Indianapolis 20 More People Online

21 The New Economy in Indianapolis 21 More People Can Get Broadband

22 The New Economy in Indianapolis 22 More People Have Broadband

23 The New Economy in Indianapolis 23 Banner Ad Sales

24 The New Economy in Indianapolis Metropolitan and State New Economy Indexes used 5 groups of indicators to measure how well places are adapting to the New Economy: < Knowledge Jobs < Globalization < Economic Dynamism < Digital Economy < Technological Innovation How Are Indiana and Indianapolis Doing in the New Economy?

25 The New Economy in Indianapolis Indianapolis Rank 29 Overall New Economy Scores Indiana 40

26 The New Economy in Indianapolis Overall Metropolitan New Economy Scores (2001)

27 The New Economy in Indianapolis 27 Overall State New Economy Scores (1999)

28 The New Economy in Indianapolis ScoreRank 39%15 Managerial, Professional, and Technical Jobs Indianapolis Indiana 22.1% 47

29 The New Economy in Indianapolis Managerial, Professional & Technical Jobs

30 The New Economy in Indianapolis Rank 33 Workforce Education Indianapolis Indiana 33

31 The New Economy in Indianapolis Workforce Education

32 The New Economy in Indianapolis Gazelle Jobs Rank 38 Indianapolis Indiana 37

33 The New Economy in Indianapolis Gazelle Jobs

34 The New Economy in Indianapolis New Publicly Traded Companies Rank 35 Indianapolis Indiana 38

35 The New Economy in Indianapolis New Publicly Traded Companies

36 The New Economy in Indianapolis Online Population ScoreRank 42% 23 Indianapolis Indiana 56%27

37 The New Economy in Indianapolis Online Population

38 The New Economy in Indianapolis Broadband Telecommunications 42 Rank 28 Providers Per Zip Code 2.76 Indianapolis Indiana 40 Composite Score

39 The New Economy in Indianapolis Broadband Telecommunications

40 The New Economy in Indianapolis High-Tech Jobs ScoreRank 2.7% 30 Indianapolis Indiana 3.4%33

41 The New Economy in Indianapolis High-Tech Jobs

42 The New Economy in Indianapolis Scientists and Engineers Rank 37 Indianapolis Indiana 38

43 The New Economy in Indianapolis Scientists and Engineers

44 The New Economy in Indianapolis Patents Rank 15 Indianapolis Indiana 39

45 The New Economy in Indianapolis Patents

46 The New Economy in Indianapolis R&D Funding Rank 49 Indianapolis Indiana 34

47 The New Economy in Indianapolis Academic Research and Development Funding

48 The New Economy in Indianapolis Venture Capital Rank 48 Indianapolis Indiana 36

49 The New Economy in Indianapolis Venture Capital

50 The New Economy in Indianapolis A New Economy Requires a New Economic Policy OLD ECONOMY MODEL Get Big Get Cheap NEW ECONOMY MODEL Get Prosperous Get Better

51 The New Economy in Indianapolis < Getting big meant trying to get more jobs and companies even if: - the jobs were bad, and - the region was choking from growth (high housing prices, air pollution, shortage of workers, traffic gridlock) The Old Economy Model: Getting Big

52 The New Economy in Indianapolis < Getting cheap meant tax holidays, big subsidies and other giveaways to companies that only cared about cost. < The result were low wage jobs and companies that were just as likely to leave after a decade for even cheaper pastures. < For example, almost half the jobs of companies in one Midwestern city that got tax subsidies paid less than 8$ per hour. The Old Economy Model: Getting Cheap

53 The New Economy in Indianapolis < Getting prosperous means focusing on creating jobs with higher wages and better working conditions, reducing poverty and increasing economic opportunities for all of the region s citizens. The New Economy Model: Getting Prosperous

54 The New Economy in Indianapolis 54 The Old Economy Model: Location, Costs, and Resources

55 The New Economy in Indianapolis < Getting better means boosting the skills of the region s workforce, ensuring a technologically advanced infrastructure, fast and responsive government, and ensuring a high quality of life that will be attractive to knowledge workers. The New Economy Model: Getting Better

56 The New Economy in Indianapolis Help companies get skilled workers Help Companies Access Technology Foster a Climate of Innovation Encourage a Robust IT Infrastructure Boost Quality of Life Foster New Economy Governance What To Do:

57 The New Economy in Indianapolis Metropolitan regions that meet the challenges of the New Economy focusing on innovation, learning, and constant adaptation… will be the ones that succeed and prosper.

58 The New Economy in Indianapolis


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