Managing Local Economic Development introduces key concepts and strategies necessary for the successful development of local economies. It presents a complete analysis of local economic growth through the examination of several areas of development, including planning, assessment, finance, organization, operation, personnel, evaluation, and politics. After a thorough review of important foundational concepts, the book examines real-world experience by discussing operational strategies of economic development management that address current economic issues. It also provides instructions, examples, figures, tables, and summaries to facilitate understanding of these strategies.
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg, Middletown, USA National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan