1st Edition

Local Economic Development Policy The United States and Canada

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1997. Part of the contemporary urban affairs series this volume looks at the local economic development policy of the United States and Canada. Laura Reese compares and analyzes local economic development efforts in Michigan and Ontario. She seeks to redress the paucity of literature comparing local economic development in the United States and Canada. Her goal is to examine and refine current theories of economic development policy-making to include the role of professional bureaucrats and to test an explanatory model which operates cross-nationally. Her study documents significant statutory differences of local economic development policies between the United States and Canada. At the same time, it shows that the similarities are greater than the differences. It is in the bureaucratic world where the differences really narrow.

    Chapter 1 Local Economic Development Policy in a Cross-National Context; Chapter 2 Policy in Canadian and U.S. Cities; Chapter 3 ::; Chapter 4 ::; Chapter 5 ::; Chapter 6 ::; Chapter 7 A Model of Economic Development Policy-making; Chapter 8 Decision-Making Processes and Policy Outcomes; Chapter 9 Further Explanation of Local Economic Development Policy;


    Reese, Laura A.; Urban Center Staff,