Cluster development initiatives are an important new direction in economic policy. Building on past efforts in macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, market opening, and reducing the costs of doing business, clusters can enhance competitiveness in today’s increasingly complex, knowledge-based, and dynamic economy.
As part of its long-running Cluster Mapping Project, the Institute is building a registry of U.S. cluster initiatives. A similar effort is housed at the European Cluster Observatory.
The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project
The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project provides policy makers, economic development practitioners, and researchers with powerful data and tools to understand clusters and locate cluster initiatives and potential partners throughout the U.S.
Explore U.S. Cluster Data
The EUROPEAN CLUSTER OBSERVATORY
The European Cluster Observatory provides data and analysis of clusters, cluster organizations and regional microeconomic framework conditions in Europe. Furthermore it provides a cluster library, and a classroom for cluster education.
Visit the EU Cluster Observatory