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The Resource The economic viability of micropolitan America, Gerald L. Gordon

The economic viability of micropolitan America, Gerald L. Gordon

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The economic viability of micropolitan America
Title
The economic viability of micropolitan America
Statement of responsibility
Gerald L. Gordon
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book addresses the economic history and future of small cities and towns across the country, as they have and will continue to see dramatic shifts in the roles they play in the extant larger economies. The book addresses the difficult questions asked by these communities as they face an uncertain future. Can the small cities and towns of this country survive and, if so, what economic roles can they play? Must they return to the days of being essentially self-sufficient? Or, is it possible that they will become epicenters of progress in the United States? "--
  • "Preface Since the early 1980s, I have had the extraordinary privilege of serving as the president and CEO of one of the nation's most progressive and prolific economic development organizations: the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in northern Virginia. That experience further enabled me to serve as a consultant to a number of communities of various descriptions across the United States and around the world. Over time, a number of adjunct faculty assignments in various universities caused me to consider those experiences and the lessons they taught me in an organized way. Curiously, those attempts to organize my conclusions so they could be communicated well only led to further questions. It also led, to an extent, to a somewhat growing inability to produce conclusive statements about what cities and regions had learned in regard to growing local economies and bringing communities back from often serious and even devastating economic decline, sometimes over the course of many years, even decades. I began a concerted effort to reach valid conclusions that, at least in a very general sense, could be extracted from previous experiences of community leaders and then be superimposed on similar future situations. Certainly, there are some "givens" that can enable quicker or enhanced success by others who might learn what to try and not to try; what has worked or not worked. I began to think in terms of a three-part series of published research that would first examine the lessons learned by communities in economic recovery mode, which would then be followed by research that would extract the lessons of the first publication and apply them to specific settings. The locations to be used as case studies would be large US cities and their suburban regions"--
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Gordon, Gerald L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.G668 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public administration and public policy ;
Series volume
176]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Urban economics
  • Community development
  • Cities and towns
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
  • Metropolitan areas
Label
The economic viability of micropolitan America, Gerald L. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a small city/town? -- Economic history of American cities and towns -- What we know now -- Case studies -- Economic development issues of America's micropolitan cities -- Seventy of America's micropolitan communities examined -- What has been learned?
Control code
768171375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 296 pages
Isbn
9781466513686
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013045573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768171375
Label
The economic viability of micropolitan America, Gerald L. Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a small city/town? -- Economic history of American cities and towns -- What we know now -- Case studies -- Economic development issues of America's micropolitan cities -- Seventy of America's micropolitan communities examined -- What has been learned?
Control code
768171375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 296 pages
Isbn
9781466513686
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013045573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768171375

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