Sustaining a Policy Consensus?
Despite the many initiatives taken in recent years, the fundamental challenge faced by U.S. regional innovation cluster initiatives is the lack of policy consensus regarding their benefits at the state and especially the federal levels with the attendant risk that the necessary continuity of policy and funding will not be maintained. This comes at a time when America’s competitors are mounting sustained efforts and great policy continuity to enhance their innovation capabilities and national competitiveness.
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