Story here: Tom Hayes Takes Aim, How Local Economies Can Compete After the Jump Point (posted Mar 24, 2008; brief excerpt below). Tom is one of the many inherent qualities of the InternetEvolution.Com.
I have often been asked what makes regional economies successful. My answer invariably reduces down to a few essential characteristics. As the global economy approaches the Jump Point in the next 1000 days, those qualities are more important than ever.