Production, Diversification, and Adaptation: A holistic economic development paradigm
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT
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Economic development is no longer just about attracting jobs. A multifaceted approach that promotes diversification, adaptation, innovation, and placemaking is fostering growth in communities large and small. This presentation will focus on three economic themes: production, or the export economy; diversification, or other aspects of the economy like the arts and tourism; and, adaptation, or creating and innovation and creating startups. Key learning objectives will include strategies implemented in Midwestern communities that helped expand the concept of economic development. Other takeaway points will include the value of placemaking in economic development strategies and how promoting growth from within leads to innovation.
Andy Pfister, AICP
Bonnie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org