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October 20, 2022

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This course includes:

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Description

This course examines why we plan for economic development,

how government is funded in the US, what strategies are commonly used to attract and retain development, and how effective they are at accomplishing goals. We look at the tools and techniques of development through a variety of lenses, including those of effectiveness, equity, sustainability, and impacts on other aspects of public finance.

Course Curriculum

  • Local Economic Development: Market Intervention Rationales Unlimited
  • Local Economic Development: The Evolution of Mainstream Theory Unlimited
  • The Creative Class and Placemaking Unlimited
  • Race and Equity in Economic Development Unlimited
  • Property Taxes and Local Sales Taxes Unlimited
  • Intergovernmental Transfers / Campaign Finance Unlimited
  • Capital Improvement Programs Unlimited
  • Tax Increment Finance Districts, Business Improvement Districts, Opportunity Zones Unlimited
  • Zoning for Economic Development Unlimited
  • Fiscal Impact Studies Unlimited
  • Determining Local Advantages and Disadvantages Unlimited
  • “Buy Local” Models Unlimited
  • The Creative Class and Incentives Unlimited
  • Infrastructure and Public Investment Unlimited
  • Managing Risk for Businesses Unlimited
  • Economic Development Planning in Practice: Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME Unlimited
  • Iterative Economic Development Planning: Assembly Square, Somerville, MA Unlimited

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