Capitalizing On Outdoor Recreation
4 May 2020
Economic Development Week
Economic Development Week May 4-9, 2020
May 4 2020
As the traditional economic drivers change, leave, or dissolve, rural communities across the country are increasingly focusing on place-based assets and placemaking practice to stimulate and sustain economic development in their commercial districts and downtowns. As an organization focused on commercial district revitalization, the National Main Street Center incorporates placemaking...
Investments in early childhood development (ECD) programs can have a substantial impact on economic development and children’s future. Long-term research studies show that investments in high-quality ECD programs can yield annual inflation-adjusted returns as high as $16 returned for every $1 invested, particularly for children from disadvantaged environments. In addition,...
May 4 2020
Traditional blight removal programs often operate separately and in isolation from overall economic development efforts. Although valuable, such programs gain limited impact from their investment. Economic development and blight removal programs that work in collaboration, especially those that include and sustain wealth building tactics over several years, are found to...