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Governing for Economic Development

Very happy to announce that BusinessFlare® Publishing Group‘s first book, Governing for Economic Development, was released today as an eBook and paperback on Amazon. The audiobook will be out later this month. You can download your copy here!

All too often local governments focus on economic development tactics without a strategy, seemingly throwing things against the wall waiting for something to stick. The BusinessFlare® Approach provides a base of understanding that helps local governments implement strategies and tactics that can improve their local economy and grow their tax base within the limitations of their resources. BusinessFlare is an approach that is based in the evaluation and adoption of strategies and tactics to improve six areas of economic development influence: investment drivers, common business climate themes, community connections, economic development values, opportunities and implementation. The former economic development director for Miami Beach, Kevin S. Crowder’s BusinessFlare Approach is based on one of the most significant local economic development successes of the last thirty years and is presented in a way that is relevant to every community. The book also contains bonus material about craft breweries, markets, and resident recruitment.

Sales from this eBook support the BusinessFlare® Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting micro-entrepreneurship and providing economic development education for local elected officials.