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Parks not just amenities, but also economic development tools

Every city seems to want more parks. Not only do city parks and greenspaces provide much-sought-after amenities for members of the community, but they also More...

The top 10 (so far) of 2015

As we wrap another year here at EconomicDevelopment.org, I wanted to highlight ten of the most popular posts from 2015 (so far) and thank the More...

Creating place value: Attracting and retaining businesses and talent

In a post-recession economy that is increasingly competitive on a global scale, communities are grappling with the issue of how to attract and retain businesses More...

Buying a house? How about the whole neighbourhood instead

When searching for real estate be it for living or investing, what is it that you look for specifically? Abandoned areas? Boarded-up house? None of More...

How an oft-used economic development tactic may actually be hurting the economy

J.D. Harrison at the Washington Post takes a look at recent research by Nathan Jensen, a political science professor formerly at Washington University in St. Louis, on More...

Growing an urban neighborhood, one store at a time

Leah Binkovitz at NPR shares the story of a Washington D.C. neighborhood that’s trying to attract businesses to what could be described as a food and retail More...