Planning Local Economic Development Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 1452242593

ISBN-13: 9781452242590

Edition: 5th 2013

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Description: Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management, and public administration courses.Thoroughly updated Fifth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns, and local entities to craft their economic destinies within the global economy. Authors Nancey Green Leigh and Edward J. Blakely provide a thoroughly up-to-date exploration of planning processes, analytical techniques, and locality, business, and human resource development, as well as high technology and sustainable economic development strategies.

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Book details

List price: $93.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preface
Overview
Acknowledgments
The Enduring Argument for Local Economic Development Planning
Local Economic Development Planning in the Face of Globalization
The Influence of Outsourcing and Insourcing
People and Places Left Out of the New Economy
The Future of Local Economic Development Planning
References and Suggested Readings
The Influence of National and State Policies on Local Economic Development
Three Approaches to National Economic Policy
Monetary and Tax Policy
Trade Policy
Welfare to Workfare Policy
Health-Care Policy
Employment Policy
National Policy Targeting Local Economic Development
Coordination of Local and National Development Efforts
State Economic Development Approaches
Challenges and Opportunities Inherent in Economic Development Policy Making
Conclusion
Notes
References and Suggested Readings
Concepts and Theory of Local Economic Development
Defining Local Economic Development
Theories of Growth and Development
Translating Theory Into Practice
Theories, Models, and Fads In Local Economic Development Planning
The Continued Evolution of Economic Development Theory Into Local Practice
Conclusion
Notes
References and Suggested Readings
The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals
The Role of the Economic Development Practitioner
The Task Functions
The Clients
The Professional Roles
Economic Development Careers
Summary and Conclusion
References and Suggested Readings
The Local Economic Development Planning Process
Preliminary Tasks of Local Economic Development Planning
The Six Phases of Planning
Managing Planning Resources in the Community
Selecting a Local Economic Development Role
Typology of Planning Approaches
Features of Local Economic Development Planning
Conclusion
Putting It All Together: Creating a Local Economic Development Strategy (Part I)
References and Suggested Readings
Introduction to Analytical Methods for Local Economic Development Planning
Information and Analytical Requirements for Local Economic Development Planning
Understanding an Economy's Strengths and Weaknesses
The Economic Profile
Building On Comparisons
Gathering Available Descriptive Data
Occupational Data
Employer Reports
Examining Analytical Techniques
Principles of Economic Projections
How Do Changes Multiply Through the Economy?
Identifying Industrial Clusters: The Most Important Parts of the Local Economy
Conclusion
Putting It All Together: Creating a Local Economic Development Strategy (Part II)
Note
References and Suggested Readings
Local Economic Development Strategy
The Goals of Local Economic Development
Prerequisites for Successful Strategy Formulation
Selecting Strategic Options
Economic Development Plans Within the Context of Comprehensive Plans
Common Traps In Strategy Formulation
Assembling the Elements of a Strategy
Projects from Strategies
Plan Financing and Implementation
Conclusion
References and Suggested Readings
Locality Development
The Link Between Economic Development and Urban Design
Landbanking and Community Land Trusts
Physical Infrastructure Development on Industrial and Commercial Land
Speculative Buildings
Zoning Regulations
Business Improvement Districts
Regulatory Improvement Through Simplification
Townscaping
Shopsteading
Housing and Neighborhood Improvement
Household Services
Community Services
Conclusion
References and Suggested Readings
Business Development
Creating a Good Business Climate
Entrepreneur Development and Economic Gardening
One-Stop Business Assistance Centers
Start-Up and Venture Financing Companies and Development Banks
Small Business Development Centers
Micro-Enterprise
Women's Enterprises
Promotion and Tourism Programs
Research and Development
Enterprise Zones
The Use of Financial Incentives for Business Development
Conclusion
Notes
References and Suggested Readings
Human Resource Development
Workforce Development
Realities of an Undertrained Workforce
Public Role in Workforce Development
Goals of Human Resource Programs
Matching Human Resource Programs and Economic Development Objectives
Education as the Foundation of Human Resource Development
Implementing a Human Resource Development Strategy
Conclusion
References and Suggested Readings
Community Economic Development
Community Development Corporations
Community Cooperatives
Local Enterprise Agencies
Employee/Worker Ownership
LEED-ND
Targeting and Marketing Neighborhood/Community Assets
Conclusion
References and Suggested Readings
Building the Implementation Plan
Public-Private Partnerships
Marketing Community
Project Financing
Assessing Project Viability
Sustainability Analysis
Detailed Feasibility Analysis
Cash Flowanalysis
Project Sustainability
Organizational Design
Monitoring And Evaluation
Conclusion
References And Suggested Readings
Institutional Approaches to Local Economic Development
Organizational Requirements For Local Development
Public-Private Partnerships
The Economic Development Specialist
Institutional Approaches To Local Economic Development
A Typology Of Development Organizations
Conclusion
References And Suggested Readings
Local Economic Development Planning's Response to the Flatter and Climate-Challenged World
Finding Solutions Through Technology and Innovation
The Technology Development Process
Fostering The Advanced-Technology Community
Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Technology
Resiliency in Local Economic Development
Local Economic Development Planning for Resiliency
Conclusion: The Future of Local Economic Development Planning
References and Suggested Readings
Index
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