US Cluster Mapping – Mapping a Nation of Regional Clusters
This is the Beta version of a website that we will continue to develop throughout the summer for a full launch expected in August 2014. In development include full custom economic area capability, key features on the region and cluster dashboards, enhanced related cluster visualizations, and additional data. The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is a national economic initiative that provides open, interactive data to understand regional clusters and support business, innovation and policy in the United States. It is based at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, with support from a number of partners and a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The project provides a robust cluster mapping database grounded in the leading academic research. Professor Michael Porter pioneered the comprehensive mapping of clusters in the U.S. economy in the early 2000s. The research team from Harvard, MIT, and Temple used the latest Census and industry data to develop a new algorithm to define cluster categories that cover the entire U.S. economy. These categories enable comparative analyses of clusters across any region in the United States. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Internet Demographics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistic Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™.