A Innovation Manifesto For Prince Georges County Maryland

A uniting vision for building an innovation economy

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Before launching into the manifesto it is useful to set its context. This manifesto is not to imply that innovative activities or innovative people are not doing great things in Prince Georges County but there needs to be a systematic view driven by a uniting vision that shifts the culture towards one that inspires vibrancy, trust, collaboration across those activities and people. This will ultimately transform the economy, the community and accelerate the ability to meet the plans set forth in previous studies such as the Plan 2035 and the Prince Georges County Economic Development Strategic Plan. What has to happen to create a vibrant sustainable economy and community in the County is well documented. What is needed is the the community’s collective energy connected and focused on these objectives. What is also needed is a platform to connect and share these stories of innovation so that others can see where they fit in and join.

This manifesto starts with eleven belief statements as a summary. Each of these statements will be further discussed in subsequent posts. This is a collaborative effort and all are welcome to comment and contribute constructively. The secondary aim of this manifesto is to shed light on all the existing activities occurring that are in line with these beliefs. Please feel free to share your stories, thoughts, and insights in the comments section. This is the start of a larger effort. All who are interested are welcomed to join this journey.

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