We believe that clusters offer a critical framework to organize and maximize the impact of all policies and investments directed at economic development, including support for small business growth.
A Strategic Cluster Growth Framework
But city leaders are not always equipped with the strategies required to maximize the growth of targeted clusters in their cities. ICIC’s Cluster Growth Toolkit for Cities, developed with the support of JPMorgan Chase, is designed to provide city leaders with the resources, strategies, and models to leverage clusters to drive inclusive economic growth in their city.
The cornerstone of our Cluster Growth Toolkit, Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies, highlights actionable insights for galvanizing cluster building efforts from four constructive case studies in the U.S. It builds on our earlier guide, Accelerating Cluster Growth: A Playbook for City Leaders.
Recent media coverage of our resources:
How Clusters Can Catalyze Inner City Prosperity: Report and US Case Studies, New Silicon Valley
Report Highlights BioSTL as Example for Building on City’s Strengths, St. Louis Public Radio
Report Puts Spotlight on St. Louis Bioscience Sector, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
JPMorgan Chase Recognizes St. Louis as Model for Building Innovation Clusters, St. Louis Business Journal