Leigh and Blakely
Select an economic development project in your community. The project must have been implemented and/or completed within the past 10 years. Provide background about the project and the intended economic benefits. In presenting your overview of the project, compare the project’s development process to the economic planning challenges outlined in Leigh and Blakely’s text, Chapter 1 -4. To what degree did the community economic development project experience the transition in local planning? Discuss. Also, based upon your understanding of Chapter 1 – 2 of the McDonald text, outline the causal theory that undergirds your jurisdiction’s development project. What has been identified as enhancing prospects for community sustainability? Describe in detail the configuration of public, private, and not-for-profit sector linkages that proved instrumental in making your community’s project a reality?