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Title:
Planning local economic development : theory and practice
Author:
Blakely, Edward J. (Edward James), 1938-
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif : Sage, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780761924579

9780761924586
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Book

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Building on the success of its predecessors, the Third Edition continues to explore the theories of local economic development and address the dilemmas communities face. Blakely and Bradshaw investigate planning processes, analytical techniques, business and human resource development, as well as high-technology economic development strategies.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 A New Argument for Taking Local Economic Development Initiatives
2 Toward a National Policy Agenda in Support of Local Economic Development
3 Concepts and Theories of Local Economic Development
4 The Local Economic Development Planning Process
5 Analytical Techniques for Local Economic Development
6 Selecting a Local Economic Development Strategy
7 Locality Development
8 Business Development
9 Human Resource Development
10 Community-Based Economic and Employment Development
11 Preparing a Detailed Project Plan
12 Institutional Approaches for Local Economic Development
13 The High Technology Economic Development Strategy
14 The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals
Subject and Name Index
About the Authors