Working Paper Number 2018-06
At the present time, U.S. regional economic development policies tend to be focused on sectors, infrastructure, human capital, innovation capability, or to be problem oriented, and only a few programs can be described as being place-based. In this paper, we are looking at major federal regional development programs to deduce their combined implicit place-based goals and objectives. Because the U.S. seems to be relatively unique among OECD countries in its scant use of place-based policies, we compare the United States to, in particular, Canada to gain further insights into the reasons for and potential effects of such policy differences.
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Schaeffer, Peter V.; Jackson, Randall; and Bowen, Eric, "Implicit regional economic goals and objectives: A study of U.S. development programs" (2018). Regional Research Institute Working Papers. 40.