Tag Archives: sustainability; city-management; strategic-planning; urban-planning; community-development; economic-development

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? Part 2


There are a number of ways to address the issue of securing the housing stock of a community so as not to receive the comments I heard so many years ago. The first is a community, political and service ethic … Continue reading

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