Ball State University director of economic and community development, Richard Heupel, views tourism as a growth industry.
He writes that tourism is an industry where it contributes tremendously to many local economies. Heupel observes the growing number of tourism promoters and points at economic developers to similarly focus on more resources on meeting the demands of local businesses "for broader civic responsibilities."
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.
Fashion entrepreneur Amy Yeung moved her LA-based online apparel business Orenda Tribe to live on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, among the indigenous sewers, jewelry makers, and artisans who are her suppliers.