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Welcome - Issue 10

EconomicDevelopment.org is officially a year old! When we launched in September 2012, we wanted to create a space for the economic development community around the world to find the latest news, resources and insights from the field. Over the past twelve months, we’ve built relationships with partners, contributors, peers and readers from more than 170 countries. 

As we look forward to our second year, we’d love to hear from you about ways we can continue to grow EconomicDevelopment.org as a community and a resource. We’re also always looking for more contributors to share their voices here, so contact us at connect@economicdevelopment.org if you’re interested in becoming an EconomicDevelopment.org contributor. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest.

Thank you for your support and participation in our community!

The EconomicDevelopment.org Team

Featured Contributor: Clark Hoskin

By Tarryn Landman

Here at EconomicDevelopment.org, we have a number of talented contributors who share their thoughts and expertise on topics related to economic development. To help the rest of the community get to know our contributors better, we’ve decided to launch a series of “Featured Contributor” interviews. For the very first edition I chatted with Clark Hoskin. If you aren’t familiar with him, I recommend checking out his posts, including his most recent one on getting Mumford & Sons to come to Norfolk County during their Gentlemen of the Road tour.

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What do you think is the biggest economic development story of the past year?

EconomicDevelopment.org is almost a year old! To celebrate, we wanted to look back at some of the hot topics we’ve covered since we launched. Let us know what you think the biggest economic development story of the past year has been.

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The top 10 posts of our first year

By Tarryn Landman

We’ve heard from many talented contributors since EconomicDevelopment.org launched a year ago. As we reflect on the successes and growth we’ve experienced, we wanted to take a look back at our ten most viewed posts for the year. 

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Who should pay for urban infrastructure?


There’s no doubt: investing in urban infrastructure is a steadfast approach to growing local economies.  But who should bear the brunt of these costs?

In urban environments, there’s no shortage of infrastructure to invest in. Roads, bridges, public transit, sidewalks, public water and sewer—these are all sustained through public dollars.

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