The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity
Reinventing economic development as if small business mattered
In cities and towns across the nation, economic development is at a crossroads. A growing body of evidence has proven that its current cornerstone—incentives to attract and retain large, globally mobile businesses—is a dead end. Even those programs that focus on local business, through buy-local initiatives,...more
The value of this book is in just how CHOCK FULL it is of useful information, examples, and ideas.
It’s the exact OPPOSITE of a stuffy, theory-filled academic book. Everything is focused through the lens of real-world stories that get your brain churning with ideas.
The author has been evangelizing local economic development for decades, and his experience and know-how show thro ...more
There's a lot of specifics, and the examples are inspiring. I hope to be using this book's suggestions a lot here in Boston, and expect to refer to it often. ...more