National, Regional, and Local Development

Every community, country, and region has certain competitive advantages, from human resources to existing or emerging industrial strengths. SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development helps clients identify their advantages and build on strengths to generate higher-value economic activities.

SRI excels at working with stakeholders to build consensus on a set of core, actionable initiatives to promote long-term economic growth.

Projects

Calfornia flag and Capitol building

This project sought to answer state policymakers’ immediate questions about early implementation of California’s new school finance system, the Local Control Funding Formula.

map of nevada with magnifying glass on it

SRI provided much-needed objective economic and industry analysis as a platform for Nevada to formulate a new path toward economic regrowth and revival.

college in Nevada

In a report for the Nevada State Legislature, SRI evaluated how U.S. states fund higher education and compared them to Nevada's funding approaches.

Muscat, Oman cityscape at night

Using a proprietary NIE assessment technique, SRI mapped the main pillars, frameworks, drivers and institutions underpinning Oman’s innovation capacity.

city view of Roanoke, Virginia

In 2009, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine acted upon SRI recommendations to make strategic investments to nurture statewide innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of up-and-coming technologies.

SRI In the News

Research by SRI's Daniel Humphrey and J. Koppich & Associates, Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula, follows the law's first year in 10 school districts: huge and small, urban and rural.

A growing middle class and consumers' evolving attitudes toward health and travel have fueled a global spa and wellness industry worth an estimated $3.4 trillion in 2013, according to an SRI report released on Tuesday.

Publications

The Local Control Funding Formula is a paradigm shift for California education, and it is still in its infancy. This study addressed four key questions: How are school districts using their newfound budget flexibility in this early implementation phase? How are they engaging parents and other...