Developing quality, connected places

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Part of the new formula for economic development involves integrating physical development more closely into community strategies. In today's word, communities and regions need to develop quality, connected places to attract people, businesses and investment.

In order to develop these places, states need to integrate resources that often cross several departments. At the same time, states need to structure incentives to leverage local efforts and resources. Here's an example: Missouri's DREAM initiative (Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri).

Here's an article that explains the DREAM initiative from the ground level. Read more.

You can learn more about the DREAM initiative from the web site.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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