Controversies in Local Economic Development

Controversies in Local Economic Development

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Efforts to promote the economic development of individual localities engage the attention of academics, students and professionals. Many such analysts argue that competitive advantage can be fostered within local economies, complimenting the advent of a more globalised economy. Intensified efforts to build new economic foundations show no sign of abating despite the apparent increase in the international mobility of businesses and employment. Unpicking the arguments supporting different strategies for promoting local economic development, Controversies in Local Economic Development is an introductory guide to some of the major ideas and policy tools that have influenced academic debate and development practice. Taking the view that economic processes are mechanisms that promote desired outcomes only in particular contexts, the book asks questions of both academic debates and the prescriptions of policy experts.This can apply to physical assets such as property as well as to the worth of work skills and experience where they are ... Access to job opportunities in a growing region is constrained by housing shortages and the pressure on urban infrastructure. ... These talented and mobile city workers, collectively known as the creative class, are found across occupations ... and the knowledgebased professions of management, finance, law, healthcare and education (Florida 2002a; Florida et al.

Title:Controversies in Local Economic Development
Author:Martin Perry
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-07-02


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