CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN STATE & LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTThe various reviews and commentary prepared by the Curmudgeon are grouped into themes. Each review offers the reader our take on an issue important to economic developers. The selection of themes will be changed from time to time. We will let you know when new commentaries come out, or new themes are presented for review. Each of the below Themes provides access to five to ten past commentaries. These commentaries provide background theory, explanation, analysis and critique to deepen and sharpen professional expertise.
"Has Economic Development Lost its Ability to Innovate: Can We Practice What We Preach?
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Innovation, Knowledge-Based Economic Development: the Paradigm
Strategies, Tools, Case Studies, and Tricks of the ED Trade
Clusters, Suburbs and Regionalism: Placed-Based ED
ED Political Culture and Local Politics
AS TWO SHIPS: AN ONLINE COURSE IN AMERICAN STATE & LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Following Themes are Available for Reading
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Theme 1: Our Conceptual Framework: the Chapter One Model
Theme 2: Birth of Mainstream & Community Development in North and Midwest, 1789 to the Civil War
Theme 3: Antebellum and Post-Civil War Southern Economic Development
Future Themes and Scheduled Availability
Theme 4: the West in the Nineteenth Century--Happy Holidays
Theme 5: ED in the Gilded Age North/Midwestern Big Cities--Easter or IRS Tax Day