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Economic Development Journal - Winter 2010

Transforming Blight into a Community Asset: The Story of Market Creek Plaza
by Tracey Bryan
Market Creek Plaza in San Diego is a high-impact anchor project in an area of severe blight developed through a partnership between the non-profit Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and teams of more than 3,000 culturally diverse community residents. The project won IEDC’s 2009 Real Estate Development and Reuse Award.
Tags: Real Estate and Revitalization, Economic Recovery

Pursuing the Best and Brightest: Talent Attraction as an Economic Driver
by Iain Watt
In spite of high unemployment, cities and regions continue to pour resources into stocking their workforce with the right individuals to service existing industry and promote growth.
Tags: Workforce, Quality of Life

Amenity-driven Economic Growth: Is It Worth Betting On?
by Lawrence Houstoun
Culture, attractive vistas and buildings, and opportunities for recreation and entertainment are vital assets, not frills as they are often treated.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Quality of Life

Building Sustainable Communities for America's Military Families: The Story of Army Hawaii Family Housing
by Claire Ridding-Johnston
Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) is a model of a successful public-private partnership that develops, builds, and manages new housing for United States military families in Hawaii. In 2009, AHFH received the Most Innovative Community Project of the Year Award from the Association of Defense Communities.
Tags: Real Estate and Revitalization, Quality of Life

Quantitative Marketing: Why Business Responds to Location Comparison Studies
by Jonas Peterson, CEcD
This article focuses on the benefits of quantitative marketing, best practices for implementation, and an overview of current marketing activities in both Arizona and Nevada.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Business Retention and Expansion

Place-based Economy: Growing Smarter with a Restorative Local and Green Economy
by Kaizer Rangwala, AICP, CEcD, CNU-A
The synergy of smart growth and a focus on the local, restorative, and green economy create memorable and lasting places that allow communities to retain and attract talent and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases.
Tags: Sustainability, Quality of Life, Business Climate, Workforce

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