Almost certainly not, but politicians love to copy things that have succeeded elsewhere in the belief that they will be equally successful in their own jurisdictions. As Bob Smith writes here, Wilmington has decided to establish something much like Research Triangle Park. Will it be the great success that Wilmington officials hope for? Not likely — instead it will probably turn out like the Wilmington convention center, a boondoggle that Professor Heywood Sanders discussed last September at a Shaftesbury talk.