Policy setting for Economic Development
This workshop is part of several steps that the Valley County Economic Development Council has outlined to define strategies and actions to contribute to a stronger regional economy, and include a number of events.
When and where
Date and time:June 21 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM
Where: Super 8 McCall, 303 S 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638
Registration and additional info: there is no charge, but registration is required.
This hands-on, fast-paced workshop will focus on three important community & economic development aspects:
- Understanding our local economy. We will have spent much of June 20 on the region’s recreation economy (see Recreation Summit); this session will bring it home in numbers and show how amenities, recreation and other sectors impact spending and how it ripples through the local economy. It will help us understand “the good, the bad and the ugly” of our regional economy and provide food for thought on how to strengthen it.
- Understanding the economics of a downtown. What is so magical about a business district? What can a downtown do for the local economy? Why do so many downtowns empty out? Is that good or bad? This second part of the workshop will frame all of these questions in reference to a successful amenity and recreation economy and how this relates to community design and retail economics.
- Understanding policy setting. community & economic development almost always takes place through policy setting, but often focuses on behavior as opposed to outcome. This third section of the workshop will use case studies to illustrate how market-based policy setting can tap into the creative and innovative potential of businesses and community members and thus shape a community’s design and economy
Learn more about Paul at www.uidaho.edu/cals/