I just had an op ed published in Mass High Tech on Governor Deval Patrick’s recent 10-day Innovation Economy Partnership Mission to Israel and the U.K.
Too often, the sole criteria used to judge whether a trade mission is a success is jobs. Unfortunately, this is short-sighted. Economic development strategies must be designed for the long-term.
The Commonwealth’s economic plan needs to have at its core a focus on growing its local, existing business base, while still looking beyond its borders for strategic global opportunities. The right missions, such as this one, are key to our future success.