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June 7 th , Technology & Engineering Business Forum, 2012

June 7 th , Technology & Engineering Business Forum, 2012

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June 7 th , Technology & Engineering Business Forum, 2012

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  1. June 7th, Technology & Engineering Business Forum, 2012

  2. Forming a strategy through cooperation A large emphasis (68%) saw the need for collaboration, cooperation, and a comprehensive approach to the issues of STEM education and workforce requirements. These respondents also emphasized the importance of working regionally with government, education, and business. June 7th: 48% of the respondents indicated the need for greater county cooperation in technology & engineering

  3. Forming a strategy through cooperation Approaching T & E through dedicated partnerships provide cooperative opportunities for furthering the advancement of economic development in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in Prince George’s County, MD. June 7th: 48% of the respondents indicated the need for greater county cooperation in technology & engineering

  4. Why a Cooperative Approach? Cooperation Business A cooperative approach provides a network of corporate and government affiliations, thereby providing access to distinguished area technology leaders and business opportunities. Access and opportunities • Networking • Advocacy • Education • Committees • Collaboration • Resource Hub • Philanthropy • International

  5. TECHNOLOGY cOUNCIL Prince George’s County, MD

  6. Cooperative Alliance The Prince George’s County Technology Council (PGCTC) would be a 501 c (6) non-profit organization. June 7th: 48% of the respondents indicated the need for a greater county resource in technology & engineering

  7. Mission • The PGCTC’s mission should consider helping technology and engineering firms grow and thrive in Prince George’s County. The PGCTC will assist economic development in providing a business friendly, ethically sound, and opportunity rich business environment. A technology council could provide: • Government, Business, and Education Sponsored Support • Targeted Affinity Groups • Networking Opportunities June 7th: 69% desired to have a regional initiative supporting the STEM industry

  8. Objectives Provide valuable connections and information. • Whether a firm is newly launched, in a growth phase, or is well established, membership in the PGCTC will provide valuable connections and information, including: • Connections to Prince George’s County • Training & Education Sponsored Support • Procurement Focused Events • Technology Transfer Events • Industry Awards • Industry Forums • Business Resource Center

  9. Resources Provide valuable resources to business, education, and government. • Membership in the council would provide valuable resources that would promote greater tools for contracting and procurement: Resource Example - • RESOURCE SERVICES

  10. BusinessResource The council could function as a “one-stop” resource for the county’s small technology and engineering business owners and entrepreneurs.  For startups and established companies alike, the council should be dedicated to driving businesses to the next level of profitable growth.  June 7th: 48% of the respondents indicated the need for a greater county resource in technology & engineering

  11. Network Resource The council could provide a network of corporate and government affiliations thereby providing access to distinguished area technology leaders, along with plentiful opportunities to network and share ideas and resources with other innovators. June 7th: Recruit large technology and engineering companies to join the council, thereby attracting opportunities for sub-contractors (small companies)

  12. Education Resource The council would assists in focusing strategies for bringing together local/regional resources (K-12, WDBs, Colleges, etc.) to be sure that the region can develop and market a skilled , educated, and trained workforce for tech & engineering companies. The council could support education efforts for youth in STEM, through support of area Math & Science academies. June 7th: 69% of the participants indicated the need for a comprehensive approach to education for STEM; as well as collaborative efforts from government, education, and business

  13. WorkforceResource Supporting economic development through better workforce preparedness. A hugely important factor to tech companies, when they decide where to be, is the availability of a suitably skilled local workforce. June 7th: more than 60% of the participants indicated greater emphasis on faculty development, trainers, and student mentor, service, and volunteer opportunities in technology

  14. Policy Resource The council would be responsive to technology policy alignment with the state and federal government; particularly in the areas of infrastructure security, cyber-security, and information assurance in health, banking, retail, education, and other essential categories. June 7th: 69% of the participants indicated the need for a comprehensive approach to education for STEM; as well as collaborative efforts from government, education, and business

  15. Advocacy Resource The council would assists in focusing resources changing on political realities. The technology industry operates within a highly competitive national and global economy. Policymakers must ensure that the entire Prince George’s County and Washington, DC region remains competitive and is poised to benefit from today's global economy. General Assembly Session 2013

  16. Technology Council: Provide a comprehensive approach Prince George’s County Develop a coordinated and interdependent marketing campaign in partnership with economic development organizations, including Tech Council of Maryland, Maryland Economic Development Association and area economic development assets. Become the voice of technology! Welcome ! June 7th: 69% of the participants indicated the need for a comprehensive approach

  17. Technology Council: Leverage positive assets Prince George’s County Support an interdependent economic development strategy that leverages access to federal agencies. Welcome ! June 7th: 69% of the participants indicated the need for a comprehensive approach

  18. Technology Council: Assess T & E workforce requirements Prince George’s County Support a workforce assessment survey with a focus on complimenting workforce requirements and emerging needs in science and technology Welcome ! June 7th: Assess & Survey the T & E Workforce

  19. Technology Council: The County’s “Voice” of Technology Prince George’s County Thousands of key decision makers in the Prince George’s and Washington region technology community should look to The Council for networking opportunities, legislative updates, workforce initiatives, member company news, and more. Welcome ! June 7th: 57% of the participants indicated the need for greater advertising and marketing of STEM programs

  20. June7th: Summary of Findings June 7th: * comments from bonus question