Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices, and Globalization

Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices, and Globalization

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Local economies are the building blocks for national ones. An updated and expansive core text, the Second Edition of Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices, and Globalization provides a comprehensive introduction to the economics of local economic development. Delving into cutting-edge topics such as cluster analysis, creative class orientation, competitive advantage, social capital, business expansion and retention, and learning regions, this clearly written interdisciplinary text connects theories with real-life examples and offers the reader pragmatic tools for future application, including a valuable “how-to” understanding regarding important qualitative tools and their interpretation.

Importantly, this text is uniquely accessible to students who lack a background in the field of economics.

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Offers a global emphasis: Local economic development is clearly linked to national development throughout, making the text ...

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