November 30, 2015

Business Reference : U.S. Economic Development Administration and Harvard Business School Launch New U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry Website

From the U.S. Department of  Commerce: 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project, a national economic initiative based at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic performance of clusters and regions across the United States.


Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected industries and supportive organizations that make regions uniquely competitive for jobs and private investment. The Cluster Mapping and Registry website provides access to rich, open data about regional economies and clusters, empowering regions, economic developers, and businesses to make key decisions. This new website goes beyond the original cluster mapping data by leveraging broader, more granular, and more up-to-date datasets. It also integrates detailed statistical analyses using county-level business data, including metrics on regional economic performance and business environments.


With an extensive organization registry, this tool can help connect businesses with the organizations that are promoting their clusters. The project allows users to share and discuss best practices in economic development, policy and innovation by compiling a user-contributed repository of cluster initiatives, studies, and news reports.

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Direct to U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry Project

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