Friday, August 17, 2007

The new dynamics of economic development integrates separate disciplines: economic development, community development, workforce development, tourism development, and physical development.

Here's an article out of Texas, that explains how economic development, tourism development and physical development are all combining in a strategy to preserve county courthouses in Texas. Read more.

By restoring these courthouses, civic leaders are learning that these buildings can become critical anchors in a heritage tourism strategy. Tourism development, of course, pumps new money into rural communities. At the same time, renovating historic structures creates unique places that will attract both people and businesses.

It's all blurring together.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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