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Innovative Companies Localized into Regional Hubs

Innovation is becoming a concept that nations hope to foster as their financial situations become more dire. Research in national innovation helps to highlight how the concepts of regional hubs can help further this development by creating hives of innovative knowledge sharing. Companies don’t work within isolation and often share knowledge, people, and ideas throughout a region. Research into the development of the pharmaceutical industry furthers this concept of demographic influence. Innovation is a necessary component of organizational growth and development. Theoretical and empirical literature helps establish an understanding that innovation responds to consumer demand (Schmookler, 1966). In other words, that as customers have needs they desire to be fulfilled, organizations will often develop products and services to meet those needs. The stronger the feedback loop the more likely such customer to company interaction will lead to new innovative insights. All innovati