PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Web Seminar: Benchmarking Innovation

  • 09/13/2017
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Web Seminar


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Benchmarking Innovation

For many PA communities, the economic future depends on your ability to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Much has changed in recent years in terms of the data that is available related to business startups, business growth and innovation. This training webinar will help you understand new data and tools that can be used to help you understand your area’s innovation economy and how you stack up compared to other communities. We’ll be looking at data but also examining the real world challenges of turning that data into a compelling story that motivates people to take action.


Erik R. Pages is President and Founder of EntreWorks Consulting, an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential. Since its founding, EntreWorks has worked with communities in more than 40 states and overseas. Recent manufacturing-related projects include engagements in Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He also serves as a lead consultant for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative.

He previously served as Policy Director for the National Commission on Entrepreneurship (NCOE), where he directed the Commission's research and policy operations. Dr. Pages has also held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and on Capitol Hill. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and serves on the Arlington County (VA) Economic Development Commission, and the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council and Global Entrepreneurship Week. He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor. He also holds degrees from Dickinson College (Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Pittsburgh.


This web seminar is approved to provide 1.50 non-finance PDUs.

We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this offering. In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be provided to registrants.

This web seminar is priced for participation by one individual. Additional interested parties should register separately.

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