Forum Materials: Growing Economic Competitiveness through Place-Based Strategies

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

On June 11-12, 2013, the National Association of Development Organizations, in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (http://www NULL.hud, and the Delta Regional Authority (http://www NULL.dra, hosted the “Growing Stronger in the Delta” forum in Memphis, Tennessee.  This event provided training and peer learning opportunities for participants to learn how to grow stronger, healthier, more equitable communities in the Delta, driven by economic development strategies based on unique competitive advantages.

Being competitive in today’s economy requires new approaches to economic development: ones that focus on place-based investments, leverage existing assets, and integrate local and regional opportunities and goals. This session highlighted current initiatives to advance economic opportunity in Delta regions with multi-sector partners.  Click the links below to download presentations (PDF).

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