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1 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 1 Southern Illinois: Garden of the Gods Readiness Assessment APPENDICES February 4, 2008; revised Feb 18 CONNECT SI ViTAL Economy Alliance Frank Knott, Project Lead; Stan Halle, Senior Editor; Jim Haguewood, Rob Beynon, & Neil Gamroth, Principal Economic Researchers

2 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 2 Table of Contents Bottom Line/Executive Summary: the Big Picture & Importance of Change in SI Bottom Line/Executive Summary: the Big Picture & Importance of Change in SI READINESS ASSESSMENT (RA) READINESS ASSESSMENT (RA) 1. State, National & Global Trends 2. Indigenous Resources & Industry Asset Mapping 3. Enabling Environment 4. Climate of Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship 5. Southern Illinois Competitiveness 6. Regional Perspectives 7. Roadmap to Success APPENDICES I.Glossary of Terms II.Readiness Assessment Interview Process III.Research Bibliography

3 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 3 APPENDICES: I.Glossary of Terms …………………………………………… 4 II.Readiness Assessment Interview Process ……………….. 7 III.Research Bibliography ………………………………………13 Southern Illinois Region of the Gods

4 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 4 APPENDIX I: RA Glossary of Terms Southern Illinois Region of the Gods Phase 1 of the Connect SI Initiative and this Readiness Assessment utilize the latest terminology of economic and community development 88 terms and 28 acronyms have been defined.

5 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 5 RA Glossary of Terms: Intro APPENDIX II: Glossary of Terms Community & Economic Development (CED) has its own language and terminology m Terms such as capacity building, empowerment, indigenous resource development and social capital are common and are used by a variety of consultants and public figures in the local economic development field m However, many of the terms surrounding local economic development require a considerable amount of interpretation, comprehension and negotiation when applied on the ground in different institutional and community settings In recognizing that some of these terms are not universally understood, the following provides an understanding to this terminology by describing the more commonly used words and acronyms

6 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 6 APPENDIX II: Glossary of Terms To access the RA Glossary (in Word © ), simply double-click on the sample page below RA Glossary of Terms

7 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 7 APPENDIX II: Readiness Assessment Interview Process Southern Illinois Region of the Gods Phase 1 of the Connect SI Initiative involved extensive research in many fields analyzed and essentialized in this Readiness Assessment. Over 940 interviews were conducted in all four COIs across the Region, categorized on Slides 8-10, followed by the Interview Guide.

8 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 8 Readiness Assessment Interviews Interviews: 235 Participants: 940+ CommunityIndustry K-12 Students3Agriculture7 College Students8Professional Scientific6 Conservation Districts4Manufacturing3 Culture & Historical Attractiveness, Tourism 5Transportation, Warehousing & Logistics2 Recreational Assets 4 Marine, Rail, Trucking and Port Districts 6 Not for Profits 5Senior Living2 Church Leaders 4Forestry1 Public Safety & Crime 4Energy, Coal, Bio-Diesel, Natural Gas5 Governance, Elected Officials 26Recreational Marine1 Economic Development, Local and Regional 14Tourism8 Environment and Innovation 11Healthcare10 Entrepreneurs11Construction1 Finance17Mining and Rock2 Export Activities2Unions1 General Community Leaders7 Network Providers Healthcare Incumbent Providers, Wireless, Cable, ICN, etc.15 Healthcare CEO14 State and Federal Public Health Officials7State EDC Officials5 Practitioners9Federal EDC Officials5 APPENDIX II: RA Interview Process

9 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 9 Readiness Assessment Interviews by Sub-region (1 of 2) CommunityGEGWSES5 K-12 Students111 College Students5111 Conservation Districts22 Culture & Historical Attractiveness, Tourism 212 Recreational Assets 121 Not for Profits 2111 Church Leaders 121 Public Safety & Crime 1111 Governance, Elected Officials Economic Development, Local and Regional 2138 Environment and Innovation 821 Entrepreneurs6122 Finance8342 Export Activities11 General Community Leaders421 HealthcareGEGWSES5 Healthcare CEO7232 Public Health Officials4111 Practitioners711 APPENDIX II: RA Interview Process

10 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 10 IndustryGEGWSES5 Agriculture3112 Professional Scientific213 Manufacturing21 Transportation, Warehousing & Logistics11 Marine, Rail, Trucking and Port Districts 114 Senior Living11 Forestry1 Energy, Coal, Bio-Diesel, Natural Gas311 Recreational Marine1 Tourism3122 Healthcare5221 Construction1 Mining and Rock2 Unions1 Network ProvidersGEGWSES5 Incumbent Providers, Wireless, Cable, ICN, etc.15 interviews State and FederalGEGWSES5 State EDC Officials5 interviews Federal EDC Officials5 interviews Readiness Assessment Interviews by Sub-region (2 of 2) APPENDIX II: RA Interview Process

11 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 11 Readiness Assessment Interview Outline Vital Economy Introduction: m Who we are and why have you been asked to this interview m To what extent are you aware of Connect SI? m Have you attended a meeting? Brief Overview of Connect SI Interview Questions List 1.Who are you and what are your titles/positions? 2.Who do you represent? 3.What is your primary and secondary products/service? 4.What is the current status and trend of your industry and markets? 5.Have you ever been involved in previous state or regional initiatives? 6.What are the challenges that have kept the regional economy from achieving its ultimate potential? 7.What are the primary challenges that your business or organization are facing in the past three years? 8.What are the opportunities that should be tapped to help the economy achieve its ultimate potential? APPENDIX II: RA Interview Process

12 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 12 Readiness Assessment Interview Outline 9.What are the unrealized opportunities that your business or organization faced in the past three years? Are these still an opportunity and what resources are needed to realize them? 10.What makes (State) and your community/region in particular special or unique? (be specific, probe) 11.Who are the E.F. Hutton influencers in SI that everyone listens to when they speak? What do they do? 12.Based on VE principles of collaboration, connectivity, and changed spending, what resource or organization could you add value to or get value from if connectivity to those resources was seamless? 13.If (State) government and community leaders implemented a VE initiative, what would need to occur within 18 months of that initiatives start that would make it worth your while to actively participate? (Invitation to participate including dates, times and locations of future appropriate initiative meetings) 14.Follow up with other topics or items that appeared during the interview APPENDIX II: RA Interview Process

13 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 13 APPENDIX III: Research Bibliography Southern Illinois Region of the Gods Phase 1 of the Connect SI Initiative involved extensive research in many fields, covering local, state, national and global trends analyzed and essentialized in this Readiness Assessment. Over 560 specific sources are cited.

14 ©2007 ViTAL Economy, Inc. 14 Research Bibliography APPENDIX III: Research Bibliography To access the Research Bibliography (in Excel © ), simply double-click on the sample page below


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