Tag Archives: community-development; economic-development; planning; urban-planning; sustainability

Adios Tax Credits in Ohio?


Richard Florida recently released a study saying that tax incentives are becoming less of a location factor. ¬†Similarly, the New York Times published a series on the use of tax incentives and the lack of a corresponding return on investment … Continue reading

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Increasing Productivity in Economic Development


Most communities have small staffs – usually one person; at best two. And budget size: fogettabodit… If you are the ED person, how does the pressure feel? ¬†Yeah, I thought so. Intense. What have you done today to bring in … Continue reading

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The Economic Development Calculator


The CDJ Consulting website is steadily improving in 2011. We have added information about and a demonstration model of our (patent pending) economic development calculator: the Business Assistance Recruitment Calculator(c). Our Ohio Basic Model is up; soon to be added … Continue reading

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Community Development Or Economic Development?


It seems to me that over the years, we as local government professionals (city managers, economic development folks, planners, etc) have differentiated between the two terms to mean two different types of development: Community development = residential development (or redevelopment) … Continue reading

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