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Small town economic development : reports on growth strategies in practice

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez; Roger L Kemp; Jonathan Rosenthal
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
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"We tend to associate small town economic development with the decline of the rural United States--empty houses, shuttered shops and rusting factories. Some millennials are coming back and big cities maintain symbiotic relationships with smaller communities. This collection of articles by experts presents stories of small-town America's struggle and describes innovations and practices behind successful revivals"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez; Roger L Kemp; Jonathan Rosenthal
ISBN: 9780786476787 0786476788
OCLC Number: 984898997
Description: x, 292 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I The State of Small Towns --
1. Towns in the Age of Megacities Tommy Engram --
2. Where Is America Growing? Smart Growth America --
3. City Versus Suburban Growth in Small Metro Areas Smart Growth America --
4. Pushing for Inclusive Economic Development Emily Robbins --
5. The State of America's Cities Trevor Langan --
6. Strengthening the Rural Economy Council of Economic Advisers --
7. Growing New Businesses in Rural America Council of Economic Advisers --
8. The Challenges of a Small Town Erin Mullenix --
9. Economic Development in Hard Times International City/County Management Association --
pt. II Bright Ideas, Good Practices --
A. Leadership and Strategy --
10. The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development Christiana McFarland and Katie Seeger --
11. All Economies Are Local Christopher Robbins --
12. Defining Small Towns for Economic Development Jonathan Rosenthal --
13. The Secrets of Successful Communities Edward T. McMahon --
14. Big Ideas for Small Cities National League of Cities --
15. Small Towns, Big Ideas Will Lambe --
16. Strategies for Small Town Success Joe A. Sumners --
17. Using Networks for Economic Development Camille Cates Barnett and Oscar Rodriguez --
18. State-of-the-Art Measures in Economic Development David Ammons and Jonathan Morgan --
B. Branding and Marketing --
19. Jump-Starting a Small-Community Economy Randall Wheeler --
20. Ten Tips for Branding Your Small Town Thomas Ford --
21. Are Municipal Branding Campaigns Worth the Price? Ryan Holeywell --
22. How to Market a Small Town Becky McCray --
23. Seven Elements of Effective Community Marketing John Gann, Jr. --
C. Capital and Financing --
24. Creation, Implementation and Evaluation of Tax Increment Financing Government Finance Officers Association --
25. Community Improvement District to the Rescue Ty Lasher, Michelle Meyer and Alison McKenney Brown --
26. State Governments: The Latest Venture Capitalists Russell Nichols --
27. Thinking Differently About Development Joe Minicozzi --
D. Infrastructure --
28. The Search for Infrastructure-Driven Transformation William Fulton --
29. Revving Up the Rails Josh Goodman --
30. Bridge to Somewhere Adam Regn Arvidson --
31. Romancing the Factory William Fulton --
32. Historic Train Depot Breathing New Life into One Small Town Jill FitzSimmons --
E. Brownfields --
33. Creating a Land Boom William Fulton --
34. A Brownfields Bonanza Howard Lalli --
35. Attracting Development to Brownfields Sites Catherine Finneran --
F. Downtown --
36. Chelsea's Path to a Vibrant Downtown Brett Common --
37. Top Ten Myths of Downtown Planning Philip Walker --
38. Revitalizing America's Downtowns During This Century Roger L. Kemp --
39. Debunking Time: 12 Myths About Downtown Mark Brodeur --
G. Main Street --
40. Main Street Facelift Tracy Brown and Scott Lazenby --
41. Main Street Pursuits Patricia Mitchell and Charles Abernathy --
H. Retail --
42. City-Developer Relations Christiana McFarland --
43. The Retail Chase Christopher Swope --
I. Tourism --
44. Tourism Impacts Economic Development David Robinson --
45. Tourism in the City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Madlyn M. Bonimy --
46. Want Tourists in Your Town? Brand It, and They Will Come J. Michael Lillich --
J. Arts --
47. Work of Arts Zach Patton --
48. Assets Building in a Small Appalachian City William Hatcher and Matt Oyer --
K. Technology --
49. Can Green Technology Propel Economic Development? Chad Vander Veen --
50. Metro Wi-Fi Networks Bert Williams --
51. Mississippi Hotspot Justin Fritscher --
L. Food --
52. The Supermarket as a Neighborhood Building Block Mark Hinshaw and Brian Vanneman --
53. Fresh Fight Zach Patton --
M. Creative Space --
54. Creating Jobs Over Coffee Kristen Carney --
55. Reimagining a Mill Community David E. Versel --
N. Transportation --
56. Bike Share Isn't Just for Big Cities Daniel C. Vock --
57. Some in D.C. Think Livability Is Not a Small Town Value Steve Davis --
O. Multigenerational --
58. Can Millennial Revive the American City? Minch Lewis --
59. Young Professionals Return Home, and Stay William Fulton --
60. Building Intergenerational Communities Sue Kelley and Chris Swartz --
61. Retirees: A New Economic Development Strategy Christen Smith --
pt. III Caveats and the Future --
62. Do Cities Really Want Economic Development? Aaron M. Renn --
63. The Panacea Patrol William Fulton --
64. Bordeaux vs. Budweiser Rob Gurwitt --
65. As Suburbs Shift, Funding Fights Loom Jenni Bergal --
66. When Bad Things Happen to Good Plans Joseph McElroy --
67. Examining Economic Development Dollars Mike Maciag --
68. The Myths of Municipal Mergers Aaron M. Renn --
69. Economic Development in the 1099 Economy William Fulton --
Appendices --
I. Top 50 Best Small Towns, 2016 Livability --
II. Community-Based Economic Development Approach International City/County Management Association --
III. Communicating Capital Improvement Strategies Government Finance Officers Association --
IV. Glossary of Economic Development Practices Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Jonathan Rosenthal.
Responsibility: edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Roger L. Kemp, and Jonathan Rosenthal.


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