MPA 755: Managing Economic Development
The purpose of the course is to provide an exposure to economic development in a community and insight on programs and assistance for the management of the growth. It addresses the resources and programs that are available locally and statewide to assist in the attraction, recruitment, and retention efforts necessary to increase the tax base of a community, an effort necessary in these days of waning shared revenue. It explores the components of what makes a sound economic development strategy in a community including financial incentives, tax policies, non-financial incentives, business retention strategies, and technology related factors.
Prerequisites: Master of Public Administration 711 or consent of instructor