Current Issues in American S&L ED

The various reviews and commentary prepared by the Curmudgeon and Guest Commentators 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.

Each of the below Themes provides access to five to ten past commentaries. These are essays that provide background, theory, analysis, and critique to deepen and sharpen the reader’s professional expertise.


Innovation, Knowledge-Based Economic Development: the Paradigm

Clusters, Central Cities, Suburbs, Rural Areas and Regionalism: Placed-Based ED

Economic Development as a Profession: Do We Need a Rethink?