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Tag Archives: Economic Development

February 23, 2017
How DFW Can Become a Regional Powerhouse
Dallas Morning News

What if Dallas, Fort Worth and its nearby cities leveraged the Trinity River, with Interstate 30 and the Trinity Railway Express rail service, along with the world-class medical and research facilities along their paths, to create a linear district?

February 21, 2017
Planning Factions: CEDers, Suburbanists and YIMBYs

Every profession has its factions. Someone can make it to the top of their profession by sticking strictly to one aspect of it, while another can reach an equally high position by adhering to a completely different aspect. Urbanism is no different.

A Lesson on Innovation Districts from St. Louis
National Law Review

Fifteen years ago, the St. Louis business community, with the support of the state and regional governments and academic institutions decided to do something about their plight. What can Baltimore learn from its Midwestern twin?

February 20, 2017
How Regions Implement Development Strategy
Brookings Institution

Planning is just one piece of a much larger and more complex process of transforming economic development practices. And often the easiest piece at that.

February 12, 2017
In Defense of Main Street
Wall Street Journal

The GOP has long been the party of Sam’s Club, opposing regulations that push prices up. But Americans want better jobs, not just cheap T-shirts. Edward Glaeser reviews “The Great Equalizer” by David M. Smick.

Changing the Narrative on Pollution and Economic Development
Salt Lake Tribune

I can’t disagree with concerns about our air quality and its effect on business recruitment, but it’s time to change this narrative and highlight how Utah companies are helping to improve our air and grow our economy.

February 8, 2017
NYC Tries to Revive Garment Industry
Boston Globe

New York City officials have stepped up efforts to create a new, modern garment district — this time in Sunset Park, where large industrial buildings, affordable rents, and easy access to transit lines and parking have already attracted dozens of manufacturing companies.

Should Seattle Try to Save It’s Legacy Businesses?
The C Is For Crank

Seattle City Council member Lisa Herbold wants to make sure small businesses can survive the rising rents and booming development that have doomed neighborhood institutions across the city. But should the city council intervene?

February 7, 2017
Broadband Can Make America Great
Brookings Institution

If America is going to be or continue to be “great,” it has to have great, world-leading broadband.

February 6, 2017
Book Review: Schumpeter’s Theory of Economic Development
Regional Studies (abstract)

Joseph Schumpeter’s The Theory of Economic Development is clearly one of the most influential economic texts of the 20th century. Although not focused on regions, it is a milestone for today’s research on the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in regional development.

Manufacturers’ Perspectives in Transport Decisions
Community Development

We interviewed manufacturers and their carriers within the identified clusters to understand the transportation and logistics issues these companies face and how MnDOT could make improvements to its operations and systems to help alleviate or minimize these issues.

February 5, 2017
Urban Design Firm Locates in Camden N.J., For Free

Calling your company “City Invincible” and relocating from the upscale community of Haddonfield to the City of Camden — without the tax breaks that have lured many more groups here — may seem like a leap of faith to some.

January 30, 2017
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January 24, 2017
Jobs Doubled Along Cleveland’s New BRT Corridor
Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University.

Midsize Cities Are Entrepreneurship’s Real Test
Harvard Business Review

When it comes to entrepreneurship-driven regional growth, a few big population centers garner the glamor: Boston, the Bay Area, Bangalore, or Beijing. But the visibility of megacities masks the reality that billions do not live in these entrepreneurial epicenters.

January 16, 2017
Charlotte Still Waiting for Streetcar-Fueled Boom
Charlotte Observer

When the first segment of the Gold Line streetcar opened in July 2015, supporters hailed the 1.5-mile track as the start of a major economic stimulus that would eventually revitalize swaths of uptown and land to the east and west of the Trade Street route. That hasn’t happened, yet.

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