This series is led by Ed McMahon, a leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation. The series explores small town economic development and quality of life, post-pandemic real estate and land use practices, asset-based economic development, and what to know about reviving suburbs and commercial corridors.
Today successful economic development is more about what a community has, rather than what it doesn’t have. This webinar examines how the economic development paradigm is changing. Industrial recruitment, for example, is still important, but today, growing existing businesses is even more important. The webinar also outlines the role “place” plays in economic development and will provide examples of how communities are investing in and enhancing “quality of place” to foster new jobs and investment.