Free downloads of the Special Issue of Economic Development Quarterly Available in February

Jan 30, 2023News, Newsletter

Ned Hill
Professor of Economic Development
John Glenn College of Public Affairs and City and Regional Planning
Faculty, Ohio Manufacturing Institute
The Ohio State University

Dr. Edward [Ned] Hill is a professor of economic development in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and in Knowlton College of Architecture’s section on City and Regional Planning. His article, “What is Economic Development? What is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?” along with 14 other commentaries on economic and workforce development, is available at no cost during the month of February in Economic Development Quarterly’s February 2023 issue. 

His article defines economic development as a regional activity and the roles of economic development organizations and professionals in the context of the other four developments–workforce, community, housing, and commercial & industrial real estate.

Click here for a direct link to Dr. Hill’s article. 

Click here for a link to the entire issue.

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