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Economic Prosperity: The Luck of the Draw or a Reflection on Preparedness?

An Introduction to the Community Economic Development Preparedness Index

Andy Lewis

Community Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin Extension

March, 2008, Kyiv, Ukraine

economic development
Economic Development:
  • “The process of retaining, expanding, and attracting jobs, income and wealth in a manner that improves individual economic opportunities and the quality of human life.”
take a step backwards in order to move forward
Take A Step Backwards In Order To Move Forward
  • While many communities are interested in developing economic development strategies, few communities base those strategies on an assessment of the community’s strengths and weaknesses.
community economic development preparedness index
Community Economic Development Preparedness Index

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/economies/cedpi.cfm

community economic development preparedness index12
Community Economic Development Preparedness Index

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/economies/cedpi.cfm

alternative methods for collecting data
Alternative Methods for Collecting Data

http://www.zoomerang.comhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/

the index measures a community s readiness to
The Index Measures a Community’s Readiness to:
  • Retain existing businesses and income
  • Attract new businesses, residents, and income
  • Expand small businesses and income within your community.
12 sections
12 Sections:
  • Organizational Capacity for Economic Development
  • Strategies for Economic Development
  • Existing Business Retention
  • New Business Formation
  • Attracting New Businesses
  • Tourism
  • Downtown Merchants
  • Information for Economic Development
  • Labor Force
  • Infrastructure Capacity
  • Financial Resources
  • Quality of Life
beyond elitism jane jacobs on the proper role of an urban economy
Beyond elitism: Jane Jacobs on the proper role of an urban economy

“A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle class people ...greenhorns into competent citizens... Cities don’t lure the middle class, they create it”

final words of wisdom
Final Words of Wisdom…
  • “Never Underestimate the Resourcefulness of a group of people who are snowed in for half the year”
andy lewis
Andy Lewis
  • Contact Information:
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Center for Community & Economic Development
  • University of Wisconsin Extension
  • 610 Langdon St., Room 334 Madison, WI 53703
  • (608) 263-1432, (608) 263-4999 fax
  • andy.lewis@uwex.edu
  • http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced
  • For a copy of today’s presentation:
  • http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/economies/documents/Onalaska_WDAC.pdf