Asset Mapping Roadmap:
A Guide to Assessing Regional Development Resources
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1. Introduction: What is Asset Mapping?
Learn how this guidebook is intended to help regional leaders understand and begin implementing an asset mapping process.
2. Value of Asset Mapping
Read about the five main purposes served by asset mapping.
3. Levels of Asset Mapping
Understand the three basic levels of asset mapping: Asset Identification, Basic Evaluation, and Comprehensive Assessment.
4. Organizing the Mapping Process
Get started with this suggested implementation process, and use it as a model for a customized implementation plan.
5. What Gets Mapped?
Identify both the inputs and outputs of the regional innovation-based economy.
6. Information Sources for Mapping
Gather information for asset mapping from these five primary sources.
7. Documenting and Disseminating Asset Maps
Capture and disseminate information in the most effective and efficient manner.
8. Launching Regional Development Initiatives
Use asset maps to advance a region’s efforts to build an innovation-based economy.