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Economic Development

Posted on: May 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] First Draft of the Economic Vitality Strategy Update Available for Review

All of which have changed significantly over the past several decades due to market forces, technology, or changing circumstances such as resource depletion, globalization, or shifts in consumer preference. Changes in the economic foundations of rural communities often leave
local residents without jobs and the community without a healthy tax base. Rather than just
simply seeking to attract major employers to replace these lost jobs, different approaches
are being adopted to overcome some of these challenges. “This emerging shift toward place based approaches to economic development can go by various names, such as “smart
growth economic development” to refer to a strategy that builds upon existing assets, takes
incremental actions to strengthen communities, and builds long-term value to attract a range
of investments.
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