Jacksonville focuses on raising incomes

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Jacksonville is tacking the tough issue in economic development: improving per capita incomes. This move is another indication that old models of economic development -- based on promoting low costs -- is giving way to new thinking.

Under the old regime, EDPros focused almost exclusively on one measure: jobs. The dominant marketing theme stressed relatively low costs of doing business and a "good business climate".

Now, we see more sophisticated approaches emerging. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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