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Selected APA Webinars on Economic Development (Past Events)

Planning for Economic Development Task Force Documents

Do planners create jobs or are they solely regulators? APA’s Economic Development Task Force explored these issues in a 2015 report and presentation, telling the story of how planning is essential to economic development.

Through a series of mini-case studies, planners identify the differences between economic growth and economic development, learn the local context and parts of a regional economy, and better understand their local and regional economies.

Guides and Case Studies

  • Homegrown Tools | A collection of searchable economic-development case studies that can help you make the case for strategies that stimulate private investment and job creation. (Are you a small town interested in contributing? Take a look at the contributor Dropbox folder here.)

Other Helpful Websites