ERIC Number: ED264056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Community Economic Analysis: A How to Manual.
Hustedde, Ron; And Others
Designed to assist individuals who need to bring information to citizen groups or decision makers concerned with community economic development, this manual uses a question-answer format to cover topics that might occur to someone just starting to build an understanding of community economic analysis. Among topics covered are: strategies for economic development; multipliers of employment, income, and turnover; assessing size and shape of community trade area; keeping local dollars in the community; measuring the efficiency of local firms; stimulating new firms; and government aid. Theories and tools of economic analysis are drawn from disparate sources and clarified by example as they appear in the text. The need to integrate different forms of analysis is demonstrated. The 25-page appendix uses hypothetical cases to describe how to calculate the specific tools and interpret resulting data. A 41-item bibliography provides additional sources of information about the tools and theories. An index is included. (LFL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Change, Community Development, Community Planning, Community Resources, Community Surveys, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Economic Development, Economic Research, Employment Patterns, Income, Research Methodology, Study Guides
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University, 108 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 (no charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.