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Economic Development Journal - Summer 2011

Ten Years after the Merger: A Celebration of IEDC and Its Forerunners
by Frankie Clogston
Ten years ago, the American Economic Development Council (AEDC) and the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) merged to form the International Economic Development Council. On the occasion of IEDC’s tenth anniversary, this article celebrates the evolution of the economic development profession, the contributions of these organizations, and the story of the merger.
Tags: Economic Development Organizations

Economic Development in the Post Crisis Era: Globalization’s Evolving Opportunities, Challenges & Tensions
by Ioanna Morfessis and Dan Malachuk
This article examines how recent trends in globalization, the world’s burgeoning middle class, and other seminal factors are impacting business strategy, formation and location choices today, and how these changes will impact our existing businesses and those yet to come.
Tags: Strategy Data and Analysis, US Economy, Economic Recovery, International, Business Retention and Expansion

Incentives 2.0: Rewarding Sustainable Development and Social Accountability
by Jason Jolley, Ph.D.; Patrick McHugh, Ph.D.; and Dianne Reid, CEcD
Leaders in Chatham County, NC, saw the need to revise the county’s old incentive plan. This article discusses the process that shaped a new approach to incentive awards and new metrics that were included in the county’s revised incentive policy.
Tags: Sustainability, Incentives, Business Attraction and Marketing

Large-Scale Redevelopment in Challenging Times: Jacksonville, Florida, Engages a Private Master Developer to Realize the Community’s Economic Development Vision
by Lindsey Ballas Kimball, CEcD
After the decommissioning of Cecil Field Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, developed a plan to transform the 17,000-acre site into an economic development driver once again.
Tags: Real Estate and Revitalization, Finance, Incentives

Riding the Waves of the Economic Storm: How One Southern California City Pulled Together Its Resources to Build a Strong Foundation for Recovery
by Jason Crawford
The city of Santa Clarita, in Los Angeles County, realized a new approach created by and targeted to the local level was critical to weathering the economic storm.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Incentives

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