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The Big Illusion of the Economic Development Organization

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An outstanding article from Brookings this week on the illusion of economic development metrics.
They needed to be brought down a notch or six. All that chest thumping and pretty dashboard making bravado make me throw up a little in my mouth.

"Most places have tried to escape this bind by engaging in bigger incentives battles and making increasingly far-fetched attempts to claim credit for economic activity (often with disastrous results..."

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-...s_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=33688387
 
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