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Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development
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Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development
Issues in Theory and Practice

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May 1997 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Assessing state-of-the-art urban economic development, this book addresses such pertinent issues as the importance of `quality of life' in location decisions, and whether industry targetting is a viable economic development strategy. Each chapter is followed by commentaries - one written by an academic addressing research methodology, the other by a practitioner addressing both the question and the evidence. Each chapter's author then responds to the issues raised by the commentators. The result is a productive dialogue between academics, practitioners and citizens concerned with economic development.
John P Blair and Rishi Kumar
Is Local Economic Development a Zero-Sum Game?
Bronwen J Turner
A Comment on Incentives
Ron Shaffer
One Applied Researcher's Reaction to the Zero-Sum Question
John P Blair and Rishi Kumar
The Zero-Sum Game Controversy
A Reply  
Joseph Persky, Daniel Felsenstein and Wim Wiewel
How Do We Know That `But for the Incentives' the Development Would Not Have Occurred?
Valerie B Jarrett
Commentary on the Question of Incentives
Nancy Green Leigh
Commentary on the Question of Incentives
Joseph Persky, Daniel Felsenstein and Wim Wiewel
Response on Incentives
James A Segedy
How Important Is `Quality of Life' in Location Decisions and Local Economic Development?
Signe M Rich
Commentary on the Significance of `Quality of Life'
Brian J Cushing
Commentary on `Quality of Life' in Location Decisions
James A Segedy
Response to Commentaries
David Arsen
Is There Really an Infrastructure/Economic Development Link?
Steven C Deller
A Comment on Infrastructure and Economic Development
David Arsen
Reply to Steven C Deller
Michael I Luger and Harvey A Goldstein
What is the Role of Public Universities in Regional Economic Development?
Donald F Smith Jr and Robert E Gleeson
Commentary on the Role of Public Universities
Michael I Luger and Harvey A Goldstein
Response to the Commentary
Paul Brace
Taxes and Economic Development in the American States
Persistent Issues and Notes for a Model  
Judith Kossy
Commentary on Taxes and Economic Development
Brett W Hawkins
Commentary on Taxes and Economic Development
Paul Brace
Reply to Judith Kossy and Brett W Hawkins
Ken Voytek and Larry Ledebur
Is Industry Targeting a Viable Economic Development Strategy?
Donald T Iannone
Commentary on Industry Targeting
Sabina E Deitrick
Commentary on Industry Targeting
Ken Voytek and Larry Ledebur
Response to Donald T Iannone and Sabina E Deitrick
Leon Taylor
Can City Hall Create Private Jobs?
William M Bowen
Commentary on `Can City Hall Create Private Jobs?'
Leon Taylor
Reply To William M Bowen
Laura A Reese
Do Leadership Structures Matter in Local Economic Development?
Robert A Beauregard
Leadership and Economic Development Policy
A Commentary  
Laura A Reese
Response to Commentary
Timothy J Bartik and Richard D Bingham
Can Economic Development Programs Be Evaluated?
Robert Giloth
Commentary on `Can Economic Development Programs Be Evaluated?'
David Fasenfest
Commentary
 
Evaluation Yes, But on Whose Behalf?
Timothy J Bartik and Richard D Bingham
Rejoinder
William W Goldsmith
Is There a Point in the Cycle of Cities Where Economic Development is No Longer a Viable Strategy? Or When Is the Neighborhood Too Far Gone?
Peter B Meyer
Commentary on the Cycle of Cities
Carol Waldrop
Commentary on the Cycle of Cities
William W Goldsmith
Reply to Peter B Meyer and Carol Waldrop

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