This book is unique in its exclusive and comprehensive focus on the management of public funds. The book emphasizes defining terms, framing concepts, and examines common controversies in the field. The authors begin with a broad introduction to public finance administration. They then cover topics such as: revenue and expenditure; managing cash flow; capital budgets; and the financial components of human resource management. With its unique focus on the management of public funds, the book fills a need for courses in public finance administration by providing a public administration-based approach.

Financing Economic Development

Financing economic development

The role of public and nonprofit agencies in financing economic development projects is rapidly changing. This role has become the focal point of increasingly diverse activity, particularly at the state and local levels. Governmental and nonprofit agencies have been involved in economic development for many years. During the past 15 years, direct financing of business has become commonplace.

Similarly, in the past, it was much easier to determine the roles of private and public institutions in creating, expanding, or retaining economic activity. Nonprofit agencies were not active participants in the process. Today, the blurring of roles has increased and the dividing line among the institutions is less clear.

Simply put, economic development financing refers to the conscious and direct use of governmental ...

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