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Local Economic Development
 
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Cabarrus County - Local Economic Development
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3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development
 
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The 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED), organized by the Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Turin, the global network of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and its Working Group on LED, through the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), the Organization of Regions United (ORU FOGAR), the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was celebrated on 13th-16th October 2015 in Turin (Italy). With more than 2,000 participants from 130 countries, the Forum offered the opportunity to compare the perspectives of national, regional and local governments, associations, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and members of civil society on how to achieve a more inclusive, equitable and environmentally sustainable development. The Forum is part of a long-standing process that has been consolidating a global alliance for enhancing the policy debate and a shared vision on Local Economic Development (LED), being aware that this represents a valid approach to implement and achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted on September 27 by the United Nations General Assembly.
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Economic Development --  new strategies and best practices
 
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This session co-sponsored by CSMFO and Cal-ICMA Coaching Programs provides the latest best practices for economic development in local government.
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Conventional Economic Development is Dead Wrong | Greg Tehven | TEDxStPeterPort
 
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Greg Tehven, community builder and small town champion, explains how conventional economic development strategies are not working. He brings a new, fresh perspective on how rural communities can introduce new models for community vitality. This fun, thought provoking talk focuses on the crowd, each and every one of us, as we work to support improving the human condition versus the conventional strategies for supporting small cities. His work has lead Fargo to global recognition and a growing economy. Thought leader, storyteller, and advocate for the creative class, Greg Tehven, invites his audience to build the community they want to live in. He believes that if you think creatively and act boldly, you can overcome any obstacle. Greg is proud to be from Fargo, North Dakota. After travelling around the world and taking in other places and ways of life, he returned home ready to stop observing and start taking action to change what the world thinks when they hear Fargo. As a leader in the startup community, Greg has been involved in many projects and events including TEDxFargo, 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend, and Emerging Prairie. He often speaks about creative economic development, shining a spotlight on the best our cities have to offer, and innovative problem solving. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Portland's Economic Development Strategy
 
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Portland's Economic Development Strategy: A Five-Year Plan for Promoting Job Creation and Economic Growth In the midst of a period of extraordinary change, Portland needs a strategy to guide the city's economic growth over the next five years. Under Mayor Sam Adams leadership, the Portland Development Commission has drafted a five-year plan to direct the investment necessary for Portland to compete in a transformed global economy. Portland seeks to build the most sustainable economy in the U.S. and, in the process, create 10,000 new jobs. The city already possesses unique competitive advantages that make it a front runner to be the center of the U.S. green economy: an existing concentration of firms in wind, solar and green development clusters; years of recognized leadership in all facets of sustainable living — green building, transit, land use recycling, and bicycle use; and supportive state and local policy. To build a sustainable economy, Portland must assert leadership in three overlapping areas: sustainable job growth, a sustainable way of life and inclusive prosperity. The interplay of these three elements creates a resilient economy where business activity reinforces our shared values, our way of life contributes to a thriving local economy and all Portland residents share in the benefits of this growth. We hope you enjoy this short video that explains a few of the challenges Portland's top business leaders face and how this new Economic Development Strategy will meet those challenges. For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, please visit http://www.pdxeconomicdevelopment.com For more information about the Portland Development Commission, please visit http://www.pdc.us This video was produced by John Cárdenas and Anne Mangan.
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Local Economic Development Course
 
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Local economic development and rural wealth creation, whereby agribusinesses play a vital role, have become mainstreamed over the past years. The main focus of these approaches is on global and niche markets, large corporations and sustainable international trade. For most smallholder producers and rural poor, however, local economies driven by the dynamics of rural fresh produce markets are far more important. The course is a life platform for learning: The five proposed, generic interventions will all be illustrated by real live cases that are still in progress. Better still, the very case owners themselves will be presenting their cases! The cases are: − Linking women groups to a supermarket in Kwa Zulu Natal Province (KZN), Rep. of South Africa (RSA); − Sustainable sourcing by a multinational sugar processing company in KZN, RSA; − Improving the performance of the cassava value chain in Kumasi, Ghana; − Commercial broiler production with locally processed feed in Limpopo Province, RSA; − A school feeding program sourcing its inputs among smallholder producers in KZN, RSA.
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Promoting Local Economic Development
 
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PG&E’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report is available at www.pgecorp.com/sustainability. In this video from the report, find out how PG&E is supporting economic development in the communities we serve through our award-winning local Economic Development Leadership Roundtables. Learn about our recent roundtable hosted in the City of Pittsburg, and our one-on-one assistance to help businesses succeed and keep jobs in California.
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Local Economic Development, the Social Economy and Community Engagement
 
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Presentation by Canadian Community Economic Developemnt (CED) Network Executive Director Michael Toye at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) - International Local Economic Development Forum held in Ottawa from October 29th - November 2nd, 2012.
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Small Business Economic Development Strategy
 
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PDC is responsible for the day-to-day staffing of the strategy development and for the development and coordination of the implementation plan. Upon completion of the plan, PDC will direct the negotiation and drafting of the necessary intergovernmental agreements and memoranda of understanding between the entities responsible for particular elements of the strategy. PDC will retain lead responsibility for the implementation of the action steps related to the Competitiveness and Neighborhood Business Vitality sections of the strategy and will collaborate with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) regarding the implementation of the Urban Innovation action steps. For more infromation about our economic development strategy, visit http://www.pdxeconomicdevelopment.com For more information about the Portland Development Commission, visit http://www.pdc.us Video produced by John Cárdenas
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Economic Development Strategic Plan Update
 
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This presentation was given as part of the April 11, 2017, Fort Worth City Council work session.
Shale Energy Development Economic Impact Analysis Fact Sheet Series: Local Economic Development
 
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This short video is based on the original research from the project "Maximizing the Gains of Old and New Energy Development for America's Rural Communities." This video summarizes the fifth of six chronological fact sheets to help describe the economic impacts related to energy development. Economic development strategies can be developed and implemented to leverage the positive impacts needed to transcend a potential bust. This short video reviews how a proactive approach helps mitigate the inevitable downturn, while capturing and retaining economic opportunities during the upswing to ensure future growth.
Economic Development Finance, Creating a Local Development Strategy
 
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Strategy is the basis for critical decision making. This overview provides a snapshot of the elements needed to develop an effective local economic development strategy.
5 Conceptual Basis for Regional Development Theories (Examrace - Dr. Manishika)
 
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Dr. Manishika Jain explains the conceptual basis for regional development theories. Join our fully evaluated UPSC Geography optional test series at - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/Optional/Geography/Test-Series/, Post evaluation get personalized feedback & improvement call for each test. Ideas? @1:29 Basis for Regional Development @7:28 Major Theories @17:44 #External #Interregional #Convergence #Economies #Hypothesis #Development #Regional #Development #Foundation #Manishika #Examrace IAS Mains Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Series.htm For Maps and locations books click here - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Maps-Series.htm CBSE NET Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Geography-Series.htm Lectures organised in topics and subtopics: https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/Optional/Geography/ For IAS Prelims visit https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Prelims/ For Lecture Handouts visit http://www.examrace.com/Study-Material/Geography/ or do google search "Youtube Lecture Handouts Examrace Basis for Regional Development Theories" Have a doubt? No worries. We promptly respond to queries asked as comments.
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WNISEF: Local Economic Development Program
 
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Our Goal - build sustainable partnerships to develop responsible, proactive communities at a local level Our Approach - support transformative projects and change agents: national solutions with local impact
Environmental conservation and local economic development in Mbeya District/ Tanzania (Swahili)
 
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National Environment Management (NEMC) / United Nations in Tanzania Tanzania's rich natural resources are fundamental for the country's growth and economic development. However, the under utilization of the potential of the environment and natural resources to the economy and people's livelihoods contributes to Tanzania standing as one of world's poorest countries. PEI initiated the country programme in 2003 to support the government in addressing these issues and promoting sustainable development. The PEI Tanzania programme focuses on developing capabilities of key national institutions in designing and implementing pro-poor economic growth interventions and sustainable development.Thereby the country programme is contributing to national development plans (NDPs and UNDAP 2011 -2015) as well and the achievement of the overall PEI Programme outputs. PEI Tanzania is jointly led by the President's Office Planning Commission. In addition various sector ministries such as Finance, Regional Administration and Local Government, National Bureau of Statistics and Vice President's Office--Division of Environmentare involved in the project implementation. PEI Tanzania is also closely collaborating with the University of Dar es Salaam and with the UNDP CO and is part of the One-UN processes under the UNRC.
Sustainable community development: from what's wrong to what's strong | Cormac Russell | TEDxExeter
 
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How can we help people to live a good life? Instead of trying to right what's wrong within a community Cormac argues we need to start with what's strong. We need to help people discover what gifts they have and to use those gifts to enrich those around them. -- At TEDxExeter 2016 our speakers encapsulated the idea of movement, that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a vision, a dream, and then action. Video Production Chromatrope (http://chromatrope.co.uk/) Production Manager Andy Robertson (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv) Cormac Russell is Managing Director of Nurture Development, the leading Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) organisation in Europe, and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Illinois. He works with local communities, NGOs and governments on asset-based community development and other strengths-based approaches, in four continents. Cormac served on the UK Government’s Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First during its term in 2011-12. His book “Asset Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward” was published in 2015. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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What is an Urban Low Emission Development Strategy (Urban-LEDS)?
 
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An Urban Low Emission Development Strategy (Urban LEDS) is a pathway for cities and towns to transition to a low emission, green and inclusive urban economy, through its integration into city development plans and processes. By exploring this, local governments can yield immediate, direct, cost effective and scalable greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, while improving livelihoods for their citizens and businesses, also optimizing the use of local renewable energy and other resources. For more information: http://urbanleds.iclei.org/ This video was produced through the Urban-LEDS project and the financial support of the European Union.
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Economic growth and economic development in Urdu/Hindi
 
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This tutorial is about the difference between economic growth and economic development in Urdu/Hindi. Both are explained separately. You will also learn which come first, economic growth or economic development. For more info log on to economicsguider.com/.
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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
 
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NMDC Executive Director Bob Clark explains the CEDS.
Sparking Local Economy Ecosystems: The Community of Practice as Localist Development Strategy
 
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Jamie Gauthier is Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN Philadelphia), a BALLE Champion member. Watch Jamie share her experience of organizing a “Community of Practice” with local business leaders to connect them both personally and professionally in service of positive environmental change local economic development. Using the Community of Practice strategy with BALLE’s support, SBN Philadelphia served as a backbone organization, assembling industry leaders and contractors to develop green infrastructure for stormwater treatment, remove barriers to participating in city contracting, and create jobs. The group achieved tremendous results, and (despite some initial uncertainty about the more “touchy-feely” aspects of the program) is thriving. It continues to assemble, and is growing constantly, as is its impact on the local economy.
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San Pedro Town Council Economic Development Strategic Plan
 
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During his speech at the opening of Mahogany Bay Village on December 6, 2017, San Pedro Mayor Daniel Guerrero made mention of a new local Economic Development Strategic Plan for Ambergris Caye. It’s the San Pedro Town Council’s plan with aims to transform Ambergris Caye into the number one island in the world. Click link to read more: https://www.ambergristoday.com/news/2017/12/19/town-council-has-plan-make-ambergris-caye-number-one-island-world
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Faces of Portland's Neighborhood Economic Development Strategy
 
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PDC seeks to answer this question as it embarks on a broad-based and comprehensive Neighborhood Economic Development (NED) planning process. PDC is now engaging with residents, businesses, urban renewal area committees, and other city bureaus to create a NED Strategy that will guide PDC's work in targeted neighborhoods. This plan will review existing NED tools and examine how PDC can help expand local economic opportunities, create local wealth, assist small businesses, and promote 20-minute neighborhoods. The NED Strategy and Action Plan will focus primarily on PDC's neighborhood urban renewal areas including Interstate Corridor, Oregon Convention Center, Lents Town Center, and Gateway Regional Center—and will also establish strategies for city-wide NED activities. For more information about the Neighborhood Economic Development strategy, visit http://www.pdc.us/ned Video produced by John Cardenas and Anne Mangan
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Economic Development and Workforce Development Alignment Strategies
 
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Part of Strategies for City Success Series
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BALLE Webinar: Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economic Strategies
 
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*Originally held and recorded July 12, 2016* View and download webinarslides at: https://bealocalist.org/sites/default/files/future_of_health_is_local_webinar_slides.pdf Over the past several decades, studies have shown that up to 80% of human health is determined by social factors such as income, housing quality, and education, rather than just by the availability or quality of medical care. In response, health care policies are now being directed toward investments in prevention at the community level. As hospitals and other health care providers begin to understand their capacity to use more organizational assets to enhance human health and invest in their local communities, new strategic alliances are emerging. BALLE’s recently published field guide The Future of Health is Local, produced with support from Kaiser Permanente, illuminates the connections between local economic strategies and the social determinants of health. The field guide shows that the tools that work to build healthy local economies are the same as what is working to improve health in people and communities. The discussion will cover: • The value of strategic alignment between local stakeholders in the community development and health care sectors • Community benefit policies and emerging practices • Specific strategies to leverage local systems This webinar is designed for: • Healthcare investors • Community development agencies • Healthcare providers • Community-based organizations • Local business networks Speakers: Tyler Norris, VP Total Health Partnerships, Kaiser Permanente Yanique Redwood, President & CEO, Consumer Health Foundation Kimber Lanning, Executive Director, Local First Arizona Moderator: Michelle Long, Executive Director, BALLE
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WNISEF Local Economic Development Program_April 2018
 
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Featuring International Mayors Summit, Community Worth a Million and Undercover Mayor projects.
A Short Course on Local Planning: Economic Development--Know It When You See It
 
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A Short Course on Local Planning: Economic Development--Know It When You See It Presented by Maury Forman
Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Designing Local Skills Strategies
 
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Get this documents: -- Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Designing Local Skills Strategies -- free access to all collection for 30 days http://cool-websites.org
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Population and Implementation of LED Strategy
 
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AFlead pledges to compile Local Economic Development strategies for communities that are practical, profitable, sustainable and applicable to all diverse sectors and beneficial to all those who live in the region. We ensure that the strategies are supported by all the identified champions in the governmental and business sectors
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Job Creation & Economic Development Strategies
 
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Yolanda Vazquez talks with Maryland State Senator from District 40 Catherine Pugh. They discuss Job Creation & Economic Development Strategies. Follow Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh on Facebook and Twitter. Taped 11/10/15 http://www.catherinepugh.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCatherinePugh https://twitter.com/senatorpugh For more videos and information on your community, go to http://comcastnewsmakers.com/
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What is Local Wealth Building?
 
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Too many people are facing rising poverty, inequality and financial insecurity while the powerful few get wealthier. Although rivers of wealth flow through local places, traditional economic development, focused on investment, diverts it, with profits and dividends often being extracted by investors. Local wealth building is an alternative; it is a collaborative approach that builds locally controlled economies which put communities first. Find out more: www.cles.org.uk/local-wealth-building Produced by TripleDotMakers Director & Animation - Jim Dawson Illustrations - Anna Mayall Sound Design - Jamie Finlay Narration - Emma Hall
Detroit to Memphis: Post-Industrial Urban Economic Development and Revitalization Strategies
 
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Leslie brings her experience leading Detroit’s TechTown to Memphis, where she has taken the helm of an exciting new organization called the EPIcenter. The mission of both groups is similar: to reinvigorate struggling, post-industrial cities by championing residents with bold ideas and tenacity, and empowering them to convert those ideas into solid and sustainable businesses. From its inception in 2007 through 2014, TechTown served over 1,000 small companies and helped them raise $107MM in capital that created new jobs, vibrancy and an infusion of wealth into the local economy. Leslie is now standing up Memphis’ EPIcenter, a “front door” point of contact for entrepreneurs and creators that coordinates local resources around small business training, mentors, investors, networking, and technical assistance programs. From cloud-based services to coffee shops, Leslie fiercely believes that we can redefine cities and neighborhoods by catalyzing innovative ideas, and the audacious founders that develop them into startup companies. • Leslie Lynn Smith, President of EPIcenter and Vice President of Memphis Bioworks Foundation
Economic Development Incentives 101 - Impact DataSource Fall 2015 Webinar Series
 
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The first in a three-part series on economic development incentives, Incentives 101 provides a practical framework for successful economic development incentive analyses. Economic development incentives can be a powerful tool for closing the right project but the incentive process for economic developers should start long before a deal is struck and extend well past the location announcement. Local economic development professionals can expect to learn: An overview of the incentive process including (1) vetting the company, (2) evaluating the deal, and (3) monitoring performance; Strategies to effectively communicate the value of an ED project to bridge the gap between the prospective business and your stakeholders by translating the quantifiable impacts; and approaches to use when negotiating discretionary incentives at the local level. Presenters: Jerry Walker and Paul Scheuren, Impact Data Source; Ellen Harpel, Smart Incentives http://www.ImpactDataSource.com/ http://www.SmartIncentives.org/
South African Economic Development Support for Progressive Peppers
 
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Sincengile N. Ntshingila, the Deputy Director of Local Economic Development with the Department of Economic Development & Tourism speaks about Progressive Peppers and how the South African government will offer its support.
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UCED Podcast: Ways to Finance Your  Economic Development Plan
 
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Please leave a comment below to start a discussion on this topic. Fred Steinmann, Research Professor in the College of Business and member of research staff at the University Center for Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno, discusses various programs to assist localities in financing their local economic development strategies. This is part of Dr. Steinmann’s Financing Local Government Toolkit. To contact Dr. Steinmann: Frederick Steinmann, DPPD University Center for Economic Development - Nevada Leadership Program The College of Business University of Nevada, Reno Website: https://www.unr.edu/business/research-and-outreach/nevada-leadership Email: [email protected] Phone: 775.784.1655 To contact Dr. Harris: Email: [email protected] Phone: 775-784-1681 UCED contact info: Follow us on: Webpage: https://www.unr.edu/business/research-and-outreach/uced Blog: https://UCEDUNR.blogs.unr.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ucedunr/ Twitter: @UNR_UCED Instagram: @UCEDUNR YouTube: University Center for Economic Development, UNR
Economic Development Director, Bill Jabjiniak, talks about Mesa's economic future
 
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Bill Jabjiniak has served as the City of Mesa's Economic Development Director since October 2007, with more than 29 years of results-driven vision and leadership in revitalization strategies, public/private partnership opportunities, project financing and business recruitment. Mr. Jabjiniak leads a team of 13 professionals focused on business attraction, retention and expansion, workforce development and revitalization for the City of Mesa. Jabjiniak's mission is to grow the local economy primarily through the strategic expansion of Mesa's industries of opportunity -- Healthcare, Education, Aerospace and Tourism (HEAT). Since Jabjiniak took the helm, the Office of Economic Development has assisted in creating and retaining more than 7,500 jobs, successfully landing more than 80 projects and generating $260 million of capital investment to Mesa. Notable projects include retaining the Chicago Cubs and MD Helicopters at Falcon Field; expanding Banner Health's facilities; the attraction of five new higher education institutions; as well as attracting Cessna Aviation, First Solar and Crescent Crown Distributing. His office is also responsible for coordinating the redevelopment process for Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense located next to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and ASU's Polytechnic Campus. Prior to joining the City of Mesa, Jabjiniak served as Director of Economic Development, and later as the Business Management Officer within the Deputy Chief Administrator's Office for Housing, Land Use and Community Development, for the City of Richmond, Virginia. In both positions he implemented creative financing solutions for a wide variety of economic and community development projects. Among his accomplishments, Jabjiniak developed a program for the Atlanta Braves to package a $50 million stadium with a new mixed-use, privately financed development. Additionally, he brought a new economic development tool to the city in the form of a $20 million line of credit with the federal government. While serving as Destination Manchester Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor for the City of Manchester, NH, he guided major development projects including a $40 million TIF-financed mixed use development and the $50+ million riverfront stadium development through the political and regulatory approval process. Jabjiniak received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University, and holds both a Master of Science in Community Economic Development and a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. His professional affiliations include the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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OYIF May 2017 Convening: Social Enterprise as an Economic and CBO Development Strategy
 
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The plenary will lift up social enterprise as a strategy for supporting anti-poverty and economic development efforts at the local community level. Leaders from the social enterprise sector will share their journeys in setting up social enterprises and bringing them to scale, including their approaches to developing the capacity of community-based organizations to launch social enterprises and strategies for increasing the marketplace demand for products created by social enterprises and other socially conscious businesses. Panelists will also lift up aspects of this approach that are applicable to building partnerships with employers and developing revenue streams without launching full-scale social enterprises. Introductory Remarks Emma Uman, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions Plenary Panelists Dannielle Campos, Senior Vice President and National Philanthropy Program Manager, Bank of America Charitable Foundation (Moderator) Molly Baldwin, Founder & CEO, Roca Shawn Bohen, National Director of Strategic Growth & Impact, Year Up Natalie Wilson, Portfolio Manager, REDF
II World Forum of Local Economic Development
 
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The II World Forum of Local Economic Development, co-organised by the Brazilian Itaipu Binacional/Technological Park of Itaipu, SEBRAE, FAMSI, UCLG, FOGAR and UNDP, was held from October 29th to November 1st and was inaugurated by the Minister Chief of Staff of Brazil (Minister of Casa Civil), Ms. Gleisi Hoffmann and the Directors and Presidents of the organizing partners, including the UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan. Organized in three plenary sessions and forty-four panels, the Forum enabled a truly effective sharing of innovative policies and practices in different thematic areas within the field of local economic development. The Forum gathered 4.300 delegates of local, regional and national authorities, including representatives of various ministries, as well as social and economic actors of the territories, such as LEDAs, universities, civil society organizations and private sector, representing 67 countries from 4 continents. Such a wide and active participation made the event a real success, fostering the discussion on LED strategies and policies and their articulation and implementation at national and subnational level, and providing an excellent opportunity to establish partnerships, identify initiatives and facilitate south-south and decentralized cooperation agreements between the participants. The Forum showed that LED is conceived as a strategic and critical tool, necessary to achieve the expected results of development at the local, national and global level. The former President of the Federal Republic of Brazil, Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, participated in the final plenary session. In his final speech, Mr. Lula stressed that the Forum has accompanied the debate on LED with concrete tools, products of territorial experiences of various countries; and described the Forum's process as an added and unique value for the promotion of employment policies, and as an innovative way of delivering results. Mr. Lula also mentioned the importance of enhancing the dialogue between the territories to face global challenges and give the opportunity to the citizens, from the North and the South of the world, to express their common interest on sustainable human development. As a result of the Forum's work, the Final Declaration entitled "Dialogue between territories: new insights on Local Economic Development" (here attached), identified specific thematic areas and challenges. This will lead to an Action Plan to be implemented in 2014 and 2015 by some involved countries and various international organizations, whose results will be presented at the 3rd World Forum. In this regard, the City of Turin announced its candidature to host it in October 2015, also in conjunction with EXPO 2015 to be held in Milan; this proposal was unanimously approved and warmly applauded by the plenary. http://www.foromundialdel.org/?lang=en Versión española: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzBabqmKBKE&feature=youtu.be
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Local Wealth Building and Inclusivity
 
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In his speech to delegates of the 2018 Auckland Local Economic Development Masterclass, Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), from the United Kingdom, discusses the key principles of CLES local wealth building work to ensure local communities benefit from growth, drawing on examples from Preston in the UK and Barcelona.