Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A new incentive war will touch off if VW decides to increaase capacity with another plant. Here's the latest from Alabama. Read more.
We are entering an era of tight government budgets. More people will be asking the questions posed by this Rhode Island editor. Are incentives worth it? Read more.
Folks in Kansas City are continuing to debate the value of TIF districts. Read more.
The Dell deal in North Carolina represents one of the largest incentive deals ever. As it turns two years old, the debate continues on its impact. Read more.
El Paso has revamped its incentives policy. Read more.
Google is building another server farm, this time in Iowa. And the incentive train is pulling out. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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