Rural areas cannot afford redundancy, with limited resources and services.  In order to best leverage existing infrastructure, pockets of greatness must be identified, scaled, and made available across the North Country to serve as the backbone onto which additional infrastructure will form.  Clarkson University has developed a scalable model with a track record of success through CAMP, the Shipley Center for Innovation, and the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship.  By centralizing resources/services at Clarkson and de-centralizing idea generation/capture across the region, the North Country can harness the existing intellectual capital to create the businesses we need in order to drive economic development.