Articles In June 2008
The Finance Officer’s Role in Capital Projects
In assuming a greater responsibility or project leadership, the finance officer can help position the local government to consistently make decisions aligned with overall goals and objectives.
Joseph P. Casey
A Financial Analyst’s Toolkit: Analyzing the Fiscal Impacts of Economic Development Projects
Economic development is often accompanied by a price tag.Fiscal impact analysis can be useful in analyzing the financial merits of economic development proposals.
Paul R. Harris and Ronald D. Berkebile
Creating an Economic Development Policy
Being able to discern which proposals most closely align with a government’s interests becomes increasingly vital as more developers seek financial commitments from government,and fewer public funds are available.
Shayne C. Kavanagh and Timothy H. Riordan
Negotiating and Bargaining in Economic Development
Exploiting the comparative advantages of government and developers through bargaining can improve the outcomes of economic development projects.
Michael T. Peddle
Smart Growth and Economic Vitality
Local governments are starting to consider the environmental impact of growth and development, and factoring these concerns into their planning and economic development framework.
Beyond Silos: Cross-boundary Internet Service Portals
In response to funding challenges and the growing technological gap between governments, a group of municipalities joined together to form an interlocal agency with a mission of providing Web-based services to their constituents.