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2006. 214 pages.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant”. These problem properties are not uncommon: according to the General Accounting Office (GAO), there are close to 450,000 brownfields in the United States alone. Another study puts the number of brownfields much higher, between 500,000 - 600,000 sites in the country.

The focus in this manual is on the less contaminated sites that are the vast majority of brownfields. The most severely contaminated sites from around the country have been categorized by EPA and placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). There are roughly 1,200 sites on this Superfund list.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 260 pages.

Business retention, and fostering the expansion of existing businesses, is the foundation of any sound economic development program. And for good reason! Changes in the global marketplace have put increased pressure on firms to become more efficient and more mobile in order to seek out and take advantage of profit opportunities.

This manual explores strategies to retain the existing economic base by making businesses and the communities that house them more competitive. Issues covered include how to apply a wide range of economic development resources, tools, and techniques to support local businesses through the creation of a successful business retention and expansion program.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 187 pages.

Economic development aims to expand the economies of states, regions, cities, and localities by building businesses and new industries to create and retain jobs, enhance the tax base, and improve the overall quality of life for area residents. One of the primary tools for the economic developer is financing. It is a means to stimulate growth and development by increasing access to capital for both ventures and projects that may not take place if left to market forces but would provide economic benefits.

There are two components to economic development finance. One involves providing financial assistance to business ventures and programs. The other involves providing financial assistance for projects such as the construction of a parking garage in the city center. Both components help to promote economic development goals. This manual deals primarily with the financing of business ventures. It is an overview of the processes that go into business financing, taking into account the issues for businesses, investors, lending institutions, and economic developers.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 188 pages.

The Economic Development Marketing and Attraction manual will help economic development practitioners understand marketing techniques and how they are used to attract prospective firms. The firms may be relocating to the community, expanding from their current location, or starting up new operations in the community. Business attraction is sometimes considered the most well understood of economic development strategies. This manual will present the realities of marketing and attraction programs and review the various components that underlie the basic tenets of such a program that are often forgotten. Mainly, economic development attraction is the process of inventorying the community and translating the findings into a plan to attract companies that will diversify and build the local/regional economy. The strategy of attraction is to identify those companies that match the community’s assets and development goals. It will assist economic development practitioners to design and implement a marketing program geared towards attracting prospective firms to the community.

This manual also discusses marketing, one of the key tools used in economic development attraction. Many of the marketing tools and techniques presented in this manual can be used in other economic development programs such as business retention and workforce attraction.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 233 pages.

As cities assume greater responsibility for their own economic development, the need for economic development practitioners to set clear and attainable economic development goals and objectives and to design policies and programs to achieve them, increases in importance. Ever present fiscal constraints and competing demands for scarce resources also make it necessary to set priorities and develop more rational approaches to economic development. This training manual addresses how to plan local economic development strategically. In particular, it discusses the process of planning strategically and how an economic development strategy can improve the effectiveness of local development programs. The manual also addresses how to identify the potential strengths and weaknesses of a local economy in order to devise effective programs. It examines how to relate economic analysis to the formulation and design of policy and programs. By identifying and explaining the factors and methods critical to successful economic development planning, this manual attempts to assist public and private organizations to build stronger, healthier economies.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 253 pages.

malls and emerging businesses are a significant source of employment and wealth generation in today’s high technology global economy. They stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services, and promote the diversification of the economic base. Thus, it is critical that communities and economic developers dedicate resources to developing and promoting new business startups and establish effective support systems. A community that meets the needs of its entrepreneurs increases its chances of job growth by small businesses, which translates into a more vibrant community.

This manual identifies the tools that economic developers need to create a climate that caters to small businesses. In addition, it covers the characteristics of entrepreneurs and small business owners, the barriers they face and how communities can promote their development.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. This manual will highlight how to attract foreign investors, how to facilitate exports in your community, explain foreign business climates and markets, and cover all aspects of doing business with foreign entities.

 

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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You asked, we listened: Now you can purchase all of the new training course manuals in one easy click. The entire set is specially priced so that you save over 15% when you order the set of 12 manuals through the IEDC Bookstore. Never before has it been so easy to learn so much.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2015. 325 pages.

The Introduction to Economic Development Manual has been expanded to align with the updated Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam. Those planning to take the exam should purchase the updated version.  

This manual may be your first step towards understanding the basic tenets the different economic development activities or it may serve as a quick refresher on the activities and strategies that have formed the basis of a long career in economic development. Regardless of your background and level of expertise, this “Introduction to Economic Development” will help to bring you up to date on the latest public and private programs and partnerships as well put you in touch with some of the best current strategic thinking on issues relevant to this profession.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2011. 237 pages.

Successful Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are now increasingly entrepreneurial, achieving more with less funding, promoting economic development on broader scales geographically, and collaborating creatively within and among organizations. EDOs have become more global in their competition by market-based necessity and they are under more pressure to improve their communities and diversify their local economies. EDOs need to define themselves in entirely new ways and develop new and creative ways of increasing funding and efficiency. This need to innovate new approaches to economic development has been further fueled by large state and local government deficits. The capacity for economic development funding and programmatic development is strained to the limits at a time when communities’ need for economic development activities is increasing. Issues such as globalization, outsourcing, increased competition for firms and labor in newly emerging business sectors, and the decline of many traditional business sectors have placed enormous pressure on the economic health of U.S. communities.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2016. 262 pages.

This manual focuses on how neighborhood groups and economic development organizations, together, can use economic development strategies to combat the challenges facing neighborhood economies. It outlines the unique issues facing distressed neighborhoods and suggests problem-solving approaches to address these local needs. It defines the major neighborhood actors, their objectives and strategies for development, and establishes a process for creating a strategic development plan to meet the established goals.

Neighborhood economic development issues are complex. Because neighborhoods include both residents and businesses, dealing with problems such as crime, public school performance, environmental contamination, or affordable housing development are commonly a part of neighborhood agendas. The reader should be aware that these problems are not independent of one another and that a single program, initiative, or development strategy will not solve all problems. All development issues in neighborhoods interrelate, making a holistic or comprehensive community development approach most effective.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

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2011. 260 pages.

The following real estate development and reuse manual deals with commercial, industrial, and special purpose facilities such as museums, stadiums or arenas. Only limited coverage is provided of issues affecting housing development, since housing is peripheral to the job creation and retention focus of economic development. The intent of this manual is to provide an overview of the basic elements of real estate development for economic development projects. Consequently, the emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of economic development organizations in the development process rather then dealing with all of the possible nuances of the development process itself.

 

Effective January 20, 2016, and in response to the current value of the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar, IEDC offers persons from all Canadian provinces and territories access to our publications at par value to the US dollar. Values will be calculated at time of processing by IEDC staff based on the current exchange rate.

Price Each: varies