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Local Economic Development in the 21st…

Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and…

by Daphne T. Greenwood

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765620936, Hardcover)

This book provides a comprehensive look at local economic
development and public policy with special emphasis on quality
of life and sustainability. It draws extensively on case studies at
state and local levels, and includes both mainstream and
alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth
and development issues.
The volume clarifies the contributions of economic theories and
empirical research to the policy debates, and the relationship of both to quality of life and sustainability.
It considers the impact of state and local tax systems on the level and structure of economic growth and
development; and the relationship between economic growth and development and state revenues,
expenditures, and regulatory policies. The book also explores the relationship between income inequality,
poverty, and economic opportunity; as well as strategies to incorporate quality of life indices and sustainable development issues in the policy debates.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:41 -0400)

A comprehensive treatment of quality of life, sustainability, and local economic development, this book links existing academic knowledge to real world problems of policy making. It emphasizes the need for a better understanding of how economic theories and empirical economic research can contribute to the public policy debates in state and local government. These include the sources of economic growth and development; the relationship of both to quality of life and sustainability; the importance of local as well as global action to environmental sustainability; the roles of income inequality, poverty, and economic opportunity in economic development; the importance of land-use planning to quality of life and sustainability, the relationship between economic development and state and local tax and regulatory policies; and the use of strategies that incorporate quality of life and sustainable development into economic development.… (more)

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