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Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

N. David Milder, DANTH, Inc. and Andrew Dane, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
Introduction
In April 2013, we published our article, “Some Thoughts on the Economic Revitalization of Small Town Downtowns” (1). We’ve been most pleased by its reception and republication. Since then, we have completed additional projects, gathered more data and visited other revitalized small town downtowns. Consequently, we decided to write a follow-up series of articles...

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Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012

Nothing reveals a community’s determination to be economically competitive more than a thriving Main Street. Achieving success downtown is a strong signal that the entire region has found its economic direction. People are working together. That’s one of the core requirements for a successful downtown marketing strategy.
A healthy downtown is a symbol of community pride. Research shows that a vibrant Main Street boosts economic health and quality of life for miles...

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Posted Saturday, December 12, 2009

Communities everywhere are trying to build their local economies based on attracting young professionals and the innovative companies of tomorrow. How can economic-development practitioners play an integral part in this mission?
In addition to their traditional tasks, such as marketing available properties and lobbying for incentives, today's economic development practitioners should see themselves as catalysts for economic growth through social collaboration.
For innovation...

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Posted Friday, December 12, 2003

by Ian Bromley, Urban Economic Development Branch, Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation (2003 Issue)
TODAY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS are taking steps to ensure that their urban regional centres are vigorous and dynamic.
Evidence shows that regional economic development depends on such factors as the ability to attract jobs and investment as well as skilled workers, many of whom are concerned about quality-of-life issues. Because of...

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