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The Bathtub Analogy

Keith McBride on November 10, 2014 in Ec. Dev. Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Practicing Ec. Dev.

I am a Chris Gibbons fan, unapologetically. Chris developed a system for economic development called Economic Gardening, and because it is a systemic approach to economic development, rather than an anectdotal one, I can’t possibly summarize it in one sentence.  Quite frankly, it’s a topic for another post.  But as…

 

FEDC Is Seeking Applicants: Board of Directors’ Chair Open

Keith McBride on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Application forms are available here. The Board of Directors provides guidance and governance to FEDC’s activities.  Aside from the mundane (approving a budget, overseeing meeting formalities like approving minutes), board members are valued for their input on potential economic development projects, and the organizations priorities. We are looking for people who…

 

As If We Needed One More Voice Feeding the Fallacy.

Keith McBride on July 28, 2014 in Macroeconomics, Practicing Ec. Dev.

I am a big fan of Aaron Renn.  I’ve been a subscriber to his Urbanophile blog for about 3 years.  When it comes to urban planning innovations, smart and sustainable urban land-use, and cityscape design, he’s brilliant. But this article, published in Governing, is such a disappointment. The theme of the…