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Economic Development Journal - Winter 2006

Manufacturing Jobs 2005-2010: Medium-Term Strategies for Long-Term Realities
by William A. Ward
The profound decline in the manufacturing sector’s propensity to generate jobs is the unexpected new challenge facing economic developers not only in the U.S. but around the globe.
Tags: International, Manufacturing, Business Climate

Short Line Railroads in Economic Development: Growing Pressure to Shift Freight from Highways to Rail
by Matthew T. Sternberg, CEcD, and Charles H. Banks
Examines the regional and local rail network that connects local producers to the national rail system and examines how a project in Vermont is putting it to use.
Tags: Strategy Data and Analysis, Sustainability, Rural Development

New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Tax Credit Program: A New Tool for the Economic Developer
by Kevin Hurley, CED
This program offers exciting new opportunities for redevelopment of brownfield properties and has already had some significant successes to date.
Tags: Sustainability, Strategy Data and Analysis

Purposeful Networking: The Secret to Efficient and Effective Economic Development Management
by Mark DeSantis
Every economic development project, regardless of the scale, goals or complexity, depends on the active engagement of a very diverse network of mostly strangers. The opportunity and challenge is getting the maximum benefit from these many and varied relationships.
Tags: Business Climate, Economic Development Organizations, Sustainability

Fishing Without a Hook: Making Community Advertising Work
by John L. Gann, Jr.
While both communities and companies are questioning the effectiveness of advertising today, places seeking economic development face special difficulties. Adopting best practices to “hook” those who see ads can reduce waste, although five such measures supported by marketing experts run contrary to common ad agency practice.
Tags: Tourism, Strategy Data and Analysis, Business Attraction and Marketing

The Memphis Depot Business Park: A Smooth Transformation from a Military Supply Depot
by Jim Covington, AICP
The Association of Defense Communities, formerly the National Association of Installation Developers, selected the Memphis Depot Business Park in 2004 as the Facility of the Year in its awards of excellence program.
Tags: Federal, Real Estate and Revitalization

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