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With great pride we introduce an EXPANDED Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development.

In addition to the Commentary On Contemporary State and Local Economic Development offered Since 2012

the Journal includes a NEW Online Course in the History of American State & Local ED Since 1789

The Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development offers TWO quite different perspectives to better understand State and Local Economic Development. Our Commentaries on Contemporary State and Local Economic Development has been on the scene since 2012. For our established readership, these will continue, as will guest commentaries.   But there is an exciting new--and quite innovative--new addition to the Journal. It is an online course in the History of American State and Local Economic Development entitled "AS TWO SHIPS". Additional Themes and Modules will be added on a regular schedule.   As Two Ships identifies key "Themes" in each period of our history  and explores them in "Modules" which are about 4,000 words (or less). Modules and themes are sequential, but each can be "stand alone so the reader is free to read what she/he wants in any sequence.

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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN STATE & LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The 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.

Read our Latest Issue

"Has Economic Development Lost its Ability to Innovate: Can We Practice What We Preach?

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Choose from below Themes to see Relevant Articles

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 

Community Development

Human Capital

ED Profession

 

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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: the First Century: Big Cities 1789 to 1890

 

 Future Themes and Scheduled Availability

Theme 3: the South and West in the First Century--End of Summer 2018

Theme 4: Big City Gilded and Progressive Age Classical Era Economic Development--Thanksgiving