Rethinking economic development

7th November, 2015 by

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Conventional wisdom has dictated that communities interested in economic development should concentrate on building infrastructure to attract largely retail operations. But what if the best way to attract new business is to make sure your town is cool? What if the most effective form of economic development is to have the type of community where people really want to live? What if economic development is a bigger-picture goal than simply increasing sales tax revenues?That’s the premise proposed by Clark Anderson of the Sonoran Institute during the recent Eagle 20/20 presentation.As a native of Edwards, Anderson said he has …

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