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Economic Development Journal - Fall 2008

Bridging the Financial Gap: Double and Triple Bottom Line Investment Funds
by Deborah La Franchi
In the last decade, Double and Triple Bottom Line private equity real estate funds have grown into a $20 billion industry in the US marketplace, employing an investment strategy built on ‘Profits - People - Planet.’
Tags: Sustainability, Finance, Strategy Data and Analysis

WiFi as a Backend Economic Development Driver: The Failure and Lessons of Municipal Wireless in Post-Katrina New Orleans
by John Laurie, Ph.D. and Stephen Buckman
Using post-Katrina New Orleans as a focus area, the article explores the concept of municipal WiFi, the reasons for its failures, and also the future viability of such projects.
Tags: Innovation and Technology, Tourism

Energizing Entrepreneurs: Development Strategy for the 21st Century
by Steve Buttress and Don Macke
This article makes the case for an entrepreneurial strategy, outlines the elements of a successful program, and cites examples of communities where this approach is delivering proven results.
Tags: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Does Place Matter Anymore?...Yes, But!: Communities Learn to Survive and Thrive in the Chaotic Global Economy
by Don Holbrook, CEcD, FM
In the era of globalization, borderless economies, monetized political systems, and corporate governance of everything, just how important is the concept of place anyways? It may matter more than most believe possible but not in the traditional sense of geography.
Tags: Quality of Life, Business Climate

The Rise of Tech Valley: A Collaborative Partnership Helps Revitalize a Region through Technology-based Economic Development Initiatives
by F. Michael Tucker
A regional approach to sustaining innovation and growth in New York’s Tech Valley includes enhancing the capabilities of existing companies; globally marketing the region’s academic resources, industry clusters, and quality of life; and preparing each community for smart, collaborative economic development.
Tags: Innovation and Technology, Business Attraction and Marketing, Economic Recovery

The Fort Benjamin Harrison Reuse Authority Land Swap: An Economic Development Land Exchange that Creatively Exemplifies a True Win-Win-Win
by Ehren Bingaman
Having faced the closure of one of Indiana’s largest military bases, a community challenged with job losses turns a negative into a positive with creative thinking, partnership, and vision.
Tags: Federal, Real Estate and Revitalization

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