Date/TimeDate(s) - Friday - June 21, 2013
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LocationSuper 8 McCall
Registrationrequired (no charge)
Who should attendCouncil members, elected officials, individuals and stakeholders involved in policy setting for strategic and economioc development.
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Workshop program and outline
- Understanding our local economy. We will have spent much of June 20 on the region’s recreation economy (see Recreation Summit); this session will bring it home in numbers and show how amenities, recreation and other sectors impact spending and how it ripples through the local economy. It will help us understand “the good, the bad and the ugly” of our regional economy and provide food for thought on how to strengthen it.
- Understanding the economics of a downtown. What is so magical about a business district? What can a downtown do for the local economy? Why do so many downtowns empty out? Is that good or bad? This second part of the workshop will frame all of these questions in reference to a successful amenity and recreation economy and how this relates to community design and retail economics.
- Understanding policy setting. community & economic development almost always takes place through policy setting, but often focuses on behavior as opposed to outcome. This third section of the workshop will use case studies to illustrate how market-based policy setting can tap into the creative and innovative potential of businesses and community members and thus shape a community’s design and economy.
Other workshops in the program
The Valley County Economic Development Council has outlined steps to define strategies and actions to contribute to a stronger regional economy. These steps include a number of events [link], all of which are free-of-charge and open to the community. You can register online for any of the individual events through the following links and we encourage you to attend one or more of them.
Learn more about Paul at www.uidaho.edu/cals/
Event Registration(name and email are required inputs)
Registrations are closed for this event.