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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

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Study of the Early Implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula

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

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An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada

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

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States’ Methods of Funding Higher Education

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.

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Evaluation of Minnesota’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant

SRI and Child Trends are working together to design and implement a strong formative and summative evaluation of two projects within Minnesota’s RTT-ELC grant: Early Learning Scholarships and Title I-PreK Incentives.