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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: 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 have been on the scene since 2012. For our established readership, these will continue, as will guest commentaries.

But there is an exciting new addition to the Journal. It is an online course in the History of American State and Local Economic Development entitled “AS TWO SHIPS“. AS TWO SHIPS is an extension to my recently published (Edgar Elgar Publishing) “History of American State and Local Economic Development: As Two Ships Pass in the Night” which outlines the history of “Mainstream ED” and Community Development through 1990.

The course is offered in “bite-sized” themes that can be read online (or printed for free) in ten-fifteen minutes.¬†We start with the first three themes; additional themes will be added on a regular schedule. Theme 1 is our conceptual introduction; Theme 2 is an introduction to East Coast and Midwest “Big City” Economic Development; and Theme 3 is Antebellum/Post-Civil War Southern Economic Development. Forthcoming Theme 4 will be Western Economic Development.¬†

As Two Ships¬†identifies key “Themes” in each period of our history and presents them in “Modules” which are about 4,000 words. 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 We will continue to add themes so that we carry the reader forward to the 21st Century–i.e. “today”.

Please Scroll below and Select Either Contemporary Commentary or Online Course