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The Local Economy Solution

How Innovative, Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity

Growing evidence has proven that economic development’s current cornerstone — incentives to attract large businesses — is a dead end. This book suggests an alternative approach: nurture a new generation of enterprises that help local businesses launch, grow and create jobs in self-financing ways. The book includes two dozen successful case studies. It also shows how the right public policy can encourage this growth at virtually no cost.

Author: Michael Shuman
Year of Publishing: 2015
Number of Pages: 248

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  1. Peighton Allen (verified owner)

    An interesting read in very accessible language and format.

  2. Danielle Stolk (verified owner)

    This book has some useful advice about engaging local power structures and leveraging resources to foster economic growth; however, some of it is dated in the post pandemic economy that is wrought with political volatility particularly in rural communities.

  3. landonhirz (verified owner)

    Great read.

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