In Economic Development for the Team, author Eric Canada presents key principles, concepts, and strategies needed to effectively respond to the economic development challenges and opportunities faced by downtowns and city centers across the country.
He presents a comprehensive view of economic development which includes:
- Understanding your communities position in the economic development life cycle, and appropriate actions for each stage.
- Developing programs and balancing resources among business attraction, business development, business expansion, and business retention.
- Measuring progress and performance.
Throughout the book, key concepts are illustrated with diagrams and visuals, and success stories bring economic development concepts to life.
A practical guide for those new to economic development as well as a comprehensive refresher for economic development professionals.