I'd like your feedback and thoughts. Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to the critical need for city economic planning to include a formal strategy to tap and channel the wealth of the growing online market industry.
In today tough economic times, it's becoming increasingly difficult for the Economic Commissions to attract new businesses to respecitve cities and rural areas. As a result, many jobs and opportunities are disapearing.
Question: Is it possible for a city's long range economic plan to also address an approach for it's "parallel" cyber city" to capture and draw significant revenue from the emerging online marketplace?
I lean to believe aggressive exploration of this economic approach is imperative for the survival of many cities and rural communities over the next 5-10 years.
This thought may be ahead of it's time, but, in the world of internet and virtual communities...the economic playing field is leveled even for rural communities. Any forward thinking community could potentially move into a commanding economic position. Your thoughts?