With the rise of advanced technology firms, government's role in nurturing business may be changing. Based on a survey of 450 managers of advanced technology firms in Pennsylvania, this book describes how the private and public sectors can work together to improve the economic climate of a region. Nurturing Advanced Technology Enterprises is the only book to offer in-depth and comprehensive analysis of all aspects of advanced technology development. It encompasses job creation and training, location decisions, industry-university interactions, and more. In addition, the book draws from the public policy and economics literature to provide a theoretical perspective on this new planning issue. Finally, it offers two case studies that illustrate how the partnership can work.