Why is it that some communities are going bust, while others are booming? This is a look the economic "treatments" commonly prescribed to distressed communities: corporate recruitment, government intervention, self-employment, land development, and nonprofit projects.
Each has its points, but in the 21st Century, each of these home-remedies will function better within the more comprehensive, far-reaching approach we call Community Economic Development.
This is the second of the "Insiders' Guides to Community Renewal." See the complete series, in French and English.