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Number:EC338
Name:Regional Economic Development
Description:This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of regional economic trends, tools of regional analysis, regional economic-development theories, and issues affecting regional development. Subjects include economic base theory, comparative economic advantage, taxation policy, natural resource management, regional job creation, and environmental management policies.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Periodically
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EC211
EC212
FN225

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Assess the effectiveness of local, regional, state and federal economic development incentive programs • Conduct research and draw conclusions regarding the impact of fiscal policies on regional economic development • Consider the implications of the direct competition for economic development between towns, cities and states • Fairly assess the option of lasses fair approaches to economic development problems • Demonstrate an understanding of regulatory issues governing development inputs, including electricity regulation/deregulation, environmental laws, tax policies, subsidy, insurance incentives, bond issues, licensing, and other related issues.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Assess the effectiveness of local, regional, state and federal economic development incentive programs • Conduct research and draw conclusions regarding the impact of fiscal policies on regional economic development • Consider the implications of the direct competition for economic development between towns, cities and states • Fairly assess the option of lasses fair approaches to economic development problems • Demonstrate an understanding of regulatory issues governing development inputs, including electricity regulation/deregulation, environmental laws, tax policies, subsidy, insurance incentives, bond issues, licensing, and other related issues.

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