How is Community Economic Development Defined?


credit: Inner Stream

Michigan State University Extension educators seek to define the true meaning of economic development.

These educators and researchers, who specialize in placemaking, can be implicated to conduct an inquiry study to examine what the local assets and capabilities are in a regional setting. Although regional focus is imperative, it is critical that each individual community establish an all-inclusive perception for their community that is regional strength-based for the order of their communityís economic development.


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Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones




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