Local Economic Development Policies
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 03-91
61 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2003
Date Written: January 2003
This chapter seeks to provide useful advice for local government policy towards economic development programs. The chapter: Reviews the size and scope of local economic development programs in the United States; critically analyzes the various rationales offered for these programs; makes recommendations for what local policy should do about business attraction and incentives, business retention, new business development, high technology development, brownfield development, distressed neighborhoods, and downtowns; and discusses how local economic development programs should be organized, managed, and evaluated.
Keywords: local, economic, development, policies, Bartik
JEL Classification: R580, R380, R110, R230
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