Financing Economic Development in the 1980s: Issues and Trends


While it is relatively easy to construct industrial development strategies and concessions to entice industrial clients, some incentives are not based on sound economic principles and may ultimately cost a local government more than the benefits derived from attracting the industry. Financing Economic Development in the 1980s provides a broad base of information on business trends, factors underlying location decisions, cost-effectiveness of public incentives, and the outlook for local government in declining areas, particularly the Midwest.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Catherine Armington
  • Michael Wasylenko
  • Robert Premus
  • Robert M. Ady
  • Deborah Matz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1986


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