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Approaches to Economic Development
Readings From Economic Development Quarterly

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November 1998 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This Reader presents a selection of articles from Economic Development Quarterly, the premier journal for practitioners and academics of local economic development. The pieces chosen cover both the breadth and the cutting edge of real world economic development practices.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: STRATEGIC PARADIGMS
W R Thompson
Policy-Based Analysis for Local Economic Development
T Bartik
The Market Failure Approach to Regional Economic Development Policy
J Kasarda
City Jobs and Residents on a Collision Course
The Urban Underclass Dilemma  
M Porter
New Strategies for Inner-City Economic Development
 
PART TWO: POLICIES AND PROGRAMS
L Ledebur and D Woodward
Adding a Stick to the Carrot
Location Incentives with Clawbacks, Rescissions and Recalibrations  
K Ihlanfeldt
Ten Principles for State Tax Incentives
D Ranney and J Betancur
Labor-Force-Based Development
A Community-Oriented Approach to Targeting Job Training and Industrial Development  
P Doeringer and D Terkla
Business Strategy and Cross-Industry Clusters
 
PART THREE: NEIGHBORHOODS AND SOCIAL EQUITY
W Wiewel, B Brown and M Morris
The Linkage between Regional and Neighborhood Development
E Hill and T Bier
Economic Restructuring
Earnings, Occupations and Housing Values in Cleveland  
J Nowak
Neighborhood Initiative and the Regional Economy
J Blair and C Endres
Hidden Economic Development Assets
 
PART FOUR: STATE AND REGIONAL ISSUES
S Clarke and G Gaile
The Next Wave
Postfederal Local Economic Development Strategies  
P Eisinger
State Economic Development in the 1990s
Politics and Policy Learning  
E Goetz and T Kayser
Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development
A Study of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area  
A Nelson with W Drummond and D Sawicki
Exurban Industrialization
Implications for Economic Development Policy  
 
PART FIVE: POLITICS, PLANNING AND EVALUATION
H Wolman with D Spitzley
The Politics of Local Economic Development
H Rubin
Shoot Anything That Flies, Claim Anything That Falls
Conversations with Economic Development Practitioners  
L Reese and D Fasenfest
What Works Best? Values and the Evaluation of Local Economic Development Policy
M Marvel and W Shkurti
The Economic Impact of Development
Honda in Ohio  
J Blair and L Reese
Customization and Economic Efficiency

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John P. Blair

John P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State University where he teaches courses in urban economics and local economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of state and local governments as well as private agencies. He has written numerous books and articles about urban issues and public policies. Blair’s academic articles have appeared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, and Economic Development Quarterly. More About Author

Laura A. Reese

Laura A. Reese is professor of political science and director of the Global Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University. Her research on economic development, public finance, civic culture and workplace harassment has been published in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Urban Affairs, American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration Review, Public Personnel Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and many other journals. She has written 10 books of which three, including Comparative Civic Culture, were published in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in political... More About Author

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