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Planning Local Economic Development : Theory and Practice



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Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, 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. Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century and with new coverage of sustainability, the Fourth 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 Edward J. Blakely and Nancey Green Leigh 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. New to This Edition Incorporates sustainability into the definition and practice of local economic development Offers new case studies, illustrations, and exercises Takes a fresh look at the state of the economic development profession Addresses local economic development planning's response to a climate-challenged worldPlanning Local Economic Development, Fourth Edition , is ideal for graduate courses in Economic Development, Urban Studies, Nonprofit Management, Economics/Public Finance, and Public Administration. Economic development specialists in local and municipal government in the United States and internationally, as well as nonprofit organizations, will also find this an essential reference.

Table of Contents

Preface Overview
The Enduring Argument for Local Economic Development Planning Local Economic Development Planning in the Face of Globalization
The Influence of Out sourcing and In sourcing Networks
The Geography of the New Economy People and Places Left Out of the New Economy Growing Income and Earnings Inequality
Growing Racial Inequality
The Working Poor
The Decline in Good Jobs
The Rise of the Foreign Born Prison Populations Growing Spatial Inequality Increasing Metropolitan Inequality
Increasing Rural Inequality Shaping Global Warming--the U.S. Economic Engine The Future of Local Economic Development Planning
National and State Policies Influence on Local Economic Development
Three Approaches to National Economic 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 Phases of Economic Development Challenges and Opportunities
Inherent in Economic Development Policy Making
Concepts and Theory of Local Economic Development
Defining Local Economic Development Theories of Growth and Development
Neoclassical Economic Theory Economic Base Theory Product Cycle
Theory Location Theories Central Place Theory
Translating Theory into Practice Attraction Models New Market Model Theories, Models, and Fads in Local Economic Development Planning
The Continued Evolution of Economic Development Theory into Local Practice Locality Businesses and the Economic Base Employment Resources Community Resources
The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals
The Role of The Economic Development Practitioner
The Community
The Organization
The Task Functions
The Clients
The Professional Roles Economic Development Careers
The Local Economic Development Planning Process Preliminary
Tasks of Local Economic Development Planning Identifying the Planners Determining
Geographic Scope The Six Phases Of Planning Managing Planning Resources
In The Community Determining the Physical Environment Facing the Regulatory Environment as a Planning Resource Preparing the Attitudinal Environment Selecting
A Local Economic Development Role Entrepreneur/Developer
Coordinator Facilitator Stimulator Typology Of Planning Approaches Recruitment Planning (pre-active)
Impact Planning (reactive)
Contingency Planning (interactive)
Strategic Planning (proactive)
Example of Proactive Strategic Planning Features of Local Economic Development Planning Targeting Zones of Action Building Community-Level
Institutions for Development Expanding Local Ownership Merging the Resources of the Social Welfare System
Linking Employment and Economic Development Policies and Programs Building Quality
3Jobs Public/Private Venturing Putting It All Together: Creating A Local Economic Development Strategy (Part I)
Case Study - Putting It All Together: Creating a Local Economic Development Strategy Chapter 6 Introduction to Analytical Methods for Local Economic
Development Planning Information and Analytical Requirements for Development Planning Understanding an Economy's Strengths and Weaknesses
The Economic Profile Demographics Quality of Life Income and Wages Labor Force Characteristics Business Establishments
International Linkages Research Base and Higher Education Resources Transportation, Utilities, Taxes
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