Smaller Indiana supports Meridiana Institute
The Meridian Institute and Smaller Indiana announce a new partnership today. Through this effort, we hope to contribute to Indiana’s ability to compete globally and to engage Smaller Indiana members in new ideas and initiatives that can make a difference.
By way of introduction, the mission of The Meridian Institute is to advance the global competitiveness of states and regions through leadership and strategic action. The Institute’s goal is help Indiana communities and regions to meet the challenges and benefit from the opportunities created by rapid innovation, technology advances, and expanding global markets. We hope to make a significant contribution to the lives of citizens by fostering leadership, strengthening trust, shared vision, and civic actions that increase the spiritual, educational, and cultural assets tied to economic prosperity.
The Institute aims to produce the following outcomes:
Ø Increase proactive understanding and response to rapid change;
Ø Increase focus on the future and innovation;
Ø Increase the level of collaboration and aspiration for excellence in all sectors; and
Ø Reduce the perceived tensions between globalization and local cultures and business operations.
Based on a statewide survey, the Institute has been asked to address work in the following four program areas:
Ø Regional Competitiveness
Ø Education Reform and Alignment
Ø Healthcare Innovation
Ø Collaborative Governance
Through the partnership between Smaller Indiana and the Institute, we hope you will join us in discussion, in major events, and in policy making that can help our state thrive. We will be launching a new project called A Smart Energy Future for Indiana soon, as well as announcing a major state summit on imagination, culture, and innovation in 2010, so stay tuned!
Dr. Scott T. Massey
President and CEO
The Meridian Institute