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Local and regional economic development in the United States

Clower Terry

in Developing locally

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9781861345462
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345462.003.0005
Local and regional economic development in the United States

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This chapter discusses the history of local and regional economic development (LRED) in the United States. It describes the institutional structure, effectiveness, and objectives and activities of LRED in the U.S. The American LRED agencies are characterised by a small staff and rely largely on paid professionals to run their operations, and the most frequently cited core objectives of U.S. LRED organisations remain in traditional areas of economic growth through business development and attraction.

Keywords: LRED; United States; institutional structure; paid professionals; core objectives; economic growth; business development

Chapter.  8928 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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