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Economic Development Journal - Spring 2008


Work Ready: A Formula to Develop Georgia's 21st Century Workforce
by Debra Lyons, George M. Israel, III, Kerry Campbell, and Fred McConnel
Georgia has developed a formula for success, linking workforce development and education together through a partnership where every stakeholder has a well defined role.
Tags: States, Workforce


Buildings for the Next Billion: Examining High Performance Green Buildings to Support Sustainable Growth and High Quality of Life Measures
by Dennis Creech and Nancy Musselwhite, CEcD
Economic developers must consider green buildings, facilities designed to lessen the deleterious impact upon the built environment, as we explore ways to increase capacity to prepare for the next billion.
Tags: Real Estate and Revitalization, Sustainability


MaconNOW!: Middle Georgia's Answer to Adversity
by Donna K. Fisher, Ph.D. and Brian Trapnell
The MaconNOW! program offers an aggressive approach to keep middle Georgia economically vibrant. The goal is to grow 4,000 new direct jobs over a five-year period.
Tags: Business Retention and Expansion, Business Attraction and Marketing


The Economic Development-Urban Design Link in Brownfield Redevelopment: Learning from Atlantic Station
by Kevin L. Bacon, Jr., Richard Dagenhart, Nancey Green Leigh, and John Skach
Discusses the critical role of urban design for maximizing the economic development benefits of brownfield redevelopment, illustrated through a case study of Atlanta’s Atlantic Station.
Tags: Sustainability, Real Estate and Revitalization


Embracing Creativity: An Economic Development Strategy
by Slater Barr, CEcD
An inclusive, broad-based planning process in Carrollton, Georgia, addressed community problems holistically, recognizing the interplay among social, economic, and environmental issues.
Tags: Quality of Life, Rural Development, Business Climate


Moving into the Future: Solutions for Wastewater Treatment in Rapid Growth Areas
by Russell K. Williams, Jr., Donna K. Fisher, Ph.D., and Cheryl Tatum
To maintain environmentally viable economic and population expansion, Bulloch County, Georgia, planners, economic developers, and zoning officials must adopt smart growth alternatives to make the most efficient, effective use of scarce resources—in this case land and water.
Tags: Sustainability, Innovation and Technology

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