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Developing locallyAn international comparison of local and regional economic development$
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Andrew Beer, Graham Haughton, and Alaric Maude

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345462

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345462.001.0001

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Local and regional economic development in the United States

Local and regional economic development in the United States

(p.85) Five Local and regional economic development in the United States
Developing locally

Clower Terry

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the history of local and regional economic development (LRED) in the United States. It describes the institutional structure, effectiveness, and objectives and activities of LRED in the U.S. The American LRED agencies are characterised by a small staff and rely largely on paid professionals to run their operations, and the most frequently cited core objectives of U.S. LRED organisations remain in traditional areas of economic growth through business development and attraction.

Keywords:   LRED, United States, institutional structure, paid professionals, core objectives, economic growth, business development

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