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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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