Much has been written about small town economic development with articles appearing in magazines, scholarly journals, newsletters, and online. In Small Town Economic Development a team of development professionals and academics have gathered the very best information and organized it into a single volume.
Sixty-eight articles from 32 sources provide unique insights into a wide range of issues impacting the economic growth and prosperity of cities and towns with populations of 50,000 or less.
The book begins with nine articles on the state of small towns and cities in the United States, and ends with another eight articles on warnings and challenges for the future.
In between, the bulk of the book is focused on best practices in economic development. These include ideas in leadership and strategy, marketing and branding, and capital and financing. Also included are many examples of classic economic development practices and contemporary ideas that resonate with both millennials and retiring baby boomers.
The table of contents shows the breadth of the articles gathered in this insightful and often inspiring volume.
About the Editors
Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, PhD, is Mayor George Christopher Professor of Public Service at the Edward S. Ageno School of Business of Golden Gate University. He has worked as an economic development planner and advocate in the United States, Asia, and Africa.
Roger L. Kemp, PhD, ICMA-CM, is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the Edward S. Ageno School of Business of Golden Gate University and a career city manager for 25 years in California, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
His other books include, Cities and the Arts, and Main Street Renewal.
Jonathan Rosenthal, MPA, AICP, has more than 35 years of experience in economic development serving Syracuse and Onondaga Counties as well as the cities of Des Moines, New Haven, and Bristol.
Small Town Economic Development is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
“Gonzalez, Kemp, and Rosenthal present insightful and pragmatic approaches for small town officials and citizens seeking to enhance economic development in their communities.”
— Randall Margo, Ph.D.,
Former Assistant County Administrator, Yuba, California
“Gonzalez, Kemp, and Rosenthal present a deep look into our past ineffective efforts to revive rural economies, addressing the next great challenge to our country.”
— Michael Garvey,
City Manager, San Carlos, California