Economic Development: Strategies for State and Local Practice
International City/County Management Association, 2003 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
Comprehensive treatment of local economic development. Covers theory (classic and modern); tools (financing, tax policy, nonfinancial assistance); business attraction and retention; business creation (tools and current issues); the influence of high technology and education; and how to understand and evaluate the development readiness of each local environment. Detailed case studies highlight successful programs and also describe in detail the specific problems, challenges, and local realities that every development professional faces. Presents business-friendly innovations such as infrastructure improvements, site development, and training assistance. What is the role of government? What are the best targets for development? What is the importance of innovation? This book clarifies why each jurisdiction adopted the strategies it did and it presents the consequences of those strategies. Glossary and select bibliography.
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