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Palgrave Macmillan

Regional and Local Economic Development

ISBN 9780230213821
Publication Date June 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Planning, Environment, Cities

From the growth of a multi-billion-dollar high-technology corridor in Malaysia to conflict over housing development in Chicago, the practice of regional and local economic development around the world is both dynamic and diverse. Regional and Local Economic Development introduces the theory behind economic development and provides examples of successful, and less successful, practice.

This broad-ranging new text shows how government, private industry and individuals combine to achieve economic development. It examines the development of policies and practices in recent decades – such as eco-industrial parks, place marketing and social enterprises – and analyzes the ways in which contemporary regional economies are changing. It also summarizes the key academic debates and reviews the main concepts which inform policy-making. Truly global in scope, with case studies from over 30 countries, this book will be welcomed by students and practitioners alike.

CLIFF HAGUE is Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

EUAN HAGUE is Associate Professor and Chair of Geography at DePaul University, USA.

CARRIE BREITBACH is Assistant Professor of Geography at Chicago State University, USA.

Introduction
Why and How are Regional and Local Economies Changing
Place Competitiveness and Territorial Capital
Governance and Partnerships
Land and Premises for Business
Infrastructure and Communications
Economic Development and the Environment
Support for Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Housing and Housing Markets
Retailing, Food and Economic Development
Leisure, Culture and Tourism
Place Marketing
Skills for Regional and Local Economic Development
Conclusions

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'[A] broad introduction offering... a useful foundation for exploring specific policies and programs.' - R. A. Beauregard, CHOICE
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