Making Your Land-Use Plan Support Economic Development

4ward Planning Inc.


Thursday, October 1, 2015, midnight
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1 a.m. EST

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Municipal and county land-use regulations, plans, and policies must accommodate the various needs of people, households, and business. However, many comprehensive planning efforts, while well intentioned, often provide cursory treatment to the interests of current and prospective business investment – development, expansion, and supportive workforce housing policies. Presented as part of the Penn State Extension’s Land-Use Webinar Series, this course will provide a general understanding of macro-level socio-economic and related business and industry trends likely to influence economic development plans and associated land-use policies over the next 20 years. What you will take away from this course: An understanding of how land-use policies (e.g., comp and master plans) can either advance or hinder economic development activity Paying closer attention to regional and national trends matters more than focusing on local trends. Land-use policies not grounded in local and regional market reality will, eventually, undermine the fiscal and economic climate of a locality.

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