Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability

Editor/Author Greenwood, Daphne T. and Holt, Richard P.F.
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $175.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $262.50
ISBN: 978-0-7656-2093-4
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Available
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Overall, this volume provides invaluable guidelines to local decision makers and stakeholders for implementing successful sustainability strategies. It will also be of great interest to undergraduate students and concerned citizens alike who are interested in understanding and solving many of this century's local economic development challenges in the US. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections. - Choice

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Table of Contents

  • Lists of Tables, Figures, and Appendixes
  • Foreword by Thomas M. Power
  • Preface
  • Part 1. Defining Economic Development, Quality of Life, and Sustainability
  • 1 Economic Growth vs. Economic Development
  • 2 Traditional Economic Development: Incentives for Business
  • 3 Quality of Life and the Standard of Living
  • 4 Environmentally Sustainable Development
  • Part 2. Creating Sustainable Economic Development for States and Localities
  • 5 Human Capital, Opportunity, and Economic Development
  • 6 Sprawl, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development
  • 7 The Effects of Growth on Fiscal Sustainability
  • 8 Indicators and Plans for Sustainable Economic Development
  • Bibliography
  • About the Authors