Articles In This Month's Issue: June 2009GFR Cover Page

Economic Development: One City’s Response to Difficult Economic Times
Coral Springs has retooled its economic development strategy to make sure the city is ready for growth when the economy improves.
Paul Cawley

Capital Program Considerations in Challenging Times
As governments across the country tighten their, capital expenditures are also contracting. Developing a capital program strategy requires special attention.
John Fishbein and Christopher P. Morrill

Operation NoVacancy Helps Spur Reinvestment in Distressed Commercial and Industrial Corridors
Hickory, North Carolina, implemented a program that encourages new and existing businesses to locate in vacant and under-used buildings.
Andrea Surratt, Dave Leonetti, and Mike Bennett

The Use of Federal Innovative Finance Techniques in Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of the Capital Beltway
The use of innovative finance techniques such as federal TIFIA loans and private activity bonds can significantly decrease the financing benefit of the public sector over the private sector in a public-private partnership arrangement.
Martin J. Luby

Determining the Cost of Vacancies in Baltimore
Cities face mounting costs related to vacant and abandoned properties. Measuring those costs will allow them to hold owners who allow their property to become vacant and unsafe financially accountable.
Bob Winthrop and Rebecca Herr

Better Understanding the Financial Statement Audit
There is no reason for the financial statement audit to remain a mystery for managers and others outside the auditing profession.
Stephen J. Gauthier