The NADO Research Foundation released two new reports in September 2011 that highlight the efforts of work being done through the Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network (KOIN). KOIN is a joint initiative by Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (an Economic Development Administration-designated University Center), the state’s Economic Development Districts, and other partners to increase the number of globally competitive products and services produced in Kansas rural communities. The story of KOIN is presented in two parts, a case study overview and more detailed description of steps performed and visualizations created to better understand regional economic development. These reports were produced in partnership with the EDA Know Your Region project.
View the reports: Growing Rural Innovation-Based Economies: Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network
Part 2: Special Report (PDF)