Business Expansion Journal Publishes Article by North Carolina Innovation Economist and Appoints Vass To Editorial Advisory Board

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Business Xpansion Journal, a global publisher of articles covering business expansion and industrial relocation projects, has published an article in the January, 2008, edition by Thomas Vass, a North Carolina innovation economist.

Business Xpansion Journal, a global publisher of articles covering business expansion and industrial relocation projects, has published an article in the January, 2008, edition by Thomas Vass, a North Carolina innovation economist.

Plugging Into Local Business Networks describes some of Vass' recent work in the area of the relationship between technological innovation and regional economic development. Vass is the author of Predicting Technology (2007), a book which explains how innovation causes economic growth.

"I wanted to explain to the audience of 22,000 readers of the Journal the new thinking about new venture creation and regional growth," said Vass. "Most of the time, I am engaged in an endless debate about industrial recruitment incentives, and I hope that this article moves the debate into a more fruitful area of discussion about how local technology clusters can support new high tech business growth."

In addition to publishing the article, Rachel Duran, the editor of the Journal announced that she was appointing Vass to the Business Xpanision Journal Editorial Advisory Board. In her appointment, she said that members of the Board represent various sectors of the site selection and economic development professional community. As a part of the duties on the Board, Vass will have an opportunity to write a regular featured column and provide advice on the direction of the magazine.

"I am delighted to be a member of the Advisory Board," said Vass, "because it provides a platform for me to discuss how more deals can get done to promote regional economic growth." Vass noted that he is working with the Capital Formation Institute to initiate a national discussion over innovation economics.

"The Capital Formation Institute has a public policy mission of promoting innovation economics as an economic development strategy," said Vass. Their mission is directly related to the work that economic development professionals do every day to create jobs and wealth in their communities, which is one reason why I am so excited to be a part of their profession's premier publication."    

About Thomas E. Vass. Vass is a registered investment advisor to high tech companies that are raising capital, and the president of The Private Capital Market,Inc., an online due diligence platform. Contact him at (919) 975-4856 or visit http://www.privatecapitalmarket.com.

About Business Xpanision Journal. The Journal is published monthly by Latitude Media Group LLC., which also publishes other journals on economic development, including Global Corporate Expansion. Their publications are dedicated to delivering decision support tools to companies active in the site-selection process. http://www.bxjmag.com

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