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Economic Development Journal - Summer 2007

U.S. Film Commissions & Hollywood
by Isaiah A. Litvak and Marilyn M. Litvak
The U.S. motion picture production industry, a multi-billion dollar high wage sector, finds U.S. states and foreign governments promoting incentives to attract film production to their respective jurisdictions.
Tags: Incentives, Analysis and Impacts, Economic Development Organizations

Reinvesting in Older Industrial Cities
by Barry Bluestone, David Soule, and Joan Fitzgerald
Identifies a series of barriers or “deal breakers” that must be overcome if older industrial cities are to compete successfully for private sector investment and economic development.
Tags: Economic Recovery, Real Estate and Revitalization

The California Innovation Corridor
by Judy A. Turner, CEcD and Victoria Conner
The California Space Authority, a small industry focused nonprofit, is driving transformational change across California and the nation to support the needs of the space industry and American competitiveness.
Tags: States, Economic Development Organizations, Innovation and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

New Tools for Economic Development Targeting and Strategy
by Glen Weisbrod and Brett Piercy
Shows how economic development strategy and development of business attraction targeting have been changing over time, and how new analysis tools are enabling economic developers to become more sophisticated in identifying and refining feasible target strategies.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Strategy Data and Analysis

Do Structured International Trade Missions Improve Corporate Performance?
by Dr. Don R. Beeman, Hans Rosebrock, and Oanh Tran
FirstEnergy Corporation’s EXPORT NOW program reveals that small to medium sized manufacturers, open minded about international trade and willing to explore opportunities, with assistance, can find them and create jobs in the process.
Tags: International, Analysis and Impacts

Ex-Im Bank: A Valuable Partner Helping U.S. Small Businesses Grow through Exporting
by Marianna Ohe
Through its City/State Partners Program, Ex-Im Bank works closely with state and local governments and private sector organizations to help small and medium sized businesses obtain export financing.
Tags: Federal, Finance, Business Retention and Expansion, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

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