ERIC Number: ED234159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Development Projects and Jobs: Lessons from the Targeted Jobs Demonstration Program.
Van Horn, Carl; And Others
This guide, based on approaches for targeting jobs and business opportunities that were developed during the Targeted Jobs Demonstration Program (TJDP), contains strategies and techniques for ensuring that some of the benefits of economic development investments are directed to low-income individuals and small and minority businesses. Addressed in the three parts of the guide are the benefits of targeting; approaches to job targeting (sharing information and resources, joint incentive marketing, and hiring agreements); and targeting business opportunities for small, minority, and female-owned businesses (negotiating spin-off business opportunities and procurement policies). Each section discusses general approaches to targeting; gives examples from cities and counties that have applied the approaches described; and, where appropriate, includes copies of forms, plans, and local ordinances used to implement the strategies. Appended to the guide are a list of people to contact in the 14 TJDP communities and a list of TJDP evaluation reports. (MN)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Entrepreneurship, Females, Incentives, Job Development, Job Training, Marketing, Minority Groups, Program Development, Program Implementation, Shared Services, Small Businesses
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Small Business Administration, Washington, DC.; Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Eagleton Inst. of Politics.