Job Creation and Retention During the Recession

The domestic competition to create and retain jobs in the sour economy over the last two years has forced states to get more aggressive than ever in facilitating economic development. However, in pursuing aggressive approaches to recruiting new companies and preserve existing jobs, state and local officials have had to contend with the ramifications of the one of the recession’s largest casualties—manufacturing.

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About the Author
Jeff Finkle is president and CEO of the International Economic Development Council. Formed through the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development and the American Economic Development Council in 2001, IEDC represents more that 4,000 members across the U.S. and around the world. Finkle is a nationally recognized expert on economic development and is often called on by the press, the U.S. government, and state and local agencies.