Trends in State Economic Development Strategies

This article reviews the most significant emerging trends in economic development and their ramifications for the states. It focuses on the role of information technology, the increasing regionalization of economic development and the new financing tools available to economic developers and how these tools have helped change the states’ development priorities.

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About the Author
Jeffrey Finkle is president and CEO of the International Economic Development Council, which was formed through the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development and the American Economic Development Council. Micah Weinberg assisted in the research for this article.

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