Monthly Archives: November 2014

Community Foundations: New Anchor Institutions for Local Development

This month’s elections sent many strong messages, including some tough love for us community economic developers:  Don’t expect much new public money focused on local economic development.   This is just the continuation of a long-term trend, but it further reinforces … Continue reading

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Growing Pains for Rural Broadband

Over the past decade, governments at all levels have made big investments to help close the digital divide, especially in terms of bringing broadband and related services to rural areas. This work makes sense as success in today’s economy requires … Continue reading

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Some New & (Somewhat) Random Development Resources

I have been at a lot training and conference programs over the past couple of weeks and have thus been exposed to a lot of new reports, studies, and the like that I’m struggling to keep up with.  But, in … Continue reading

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Time for Urban Acupuncture?

I recently read a short and punchy little book with the great title of Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life.  Author Jaime Lerner is well-known in urban planning circles from his stints as governor of Brazil’s … Continue reading

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