Intellectual Capital of The East – Education, Technology and Health
For the South East to thrive, it needs a center for research, development and creativity. It can do this by building an industry out of it.
In education, healthcare, and technology entrepreneurship. Enugu beneﬁted from a large number of Federal institutions that were meant for the South East in Education, healthcare and others.
So today, it has the best chance of developing a hub for high quality education, healthcare and innovation research for the Eastern part of the country.
What to do?
Create an enabling environment to support research, creativity and innovation.
Create special belts or cluster areas for such industries as (Educations, Technology Hubs/Accelerators and Specialised Hospitals) and seek out eastern professionals and investors from all over the world to come home and invest in such specialized institutions that work well in clusters.
The state should create a framework that makes it easy for investors to come in and get the support they need to set up complete with an Investment Desk to minimize the need to see the Governor before actions are taken.
Provide a fast track service for land acquisitions, company registration, tax incentives and other resources needed for investors to feel comfortable