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Economic Growth

Income Growth and Employment in the Pilbara: an evolutionary analysis, 1980–2010

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Paul Plummer and Matthew Tonts
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 44 Issue 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, WA

There is a growing interest in the application of evolutionary concepts and methodologies in understanding the dynamics of capitalist space economies. This paper contributes to these debates through an analysis of income growth and employment in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. While much of the work on 'evolutionary economic ge ....

Industry Atlas of Victoria 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Serey Thir, Jolyon Ellis-Jones, TJ Hone, Toby Motoi, Bettina Neira, Pin Ng, Stephen Ryan, Stephanie Gregory.
  • Publisher: Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, State Government of Victoria.
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 978-1-921572-95-1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

What kinds of industries are located in Victoria and where do skilled Victorians live and work? How have changes in the Victorian economy affected the distribution of businesses and people? Produced by the Department, the Industry Atlas of Victoria answers these and many other similar questions. It is a graphic snapshot of the State's economy ....

Informing community planning for the knowledge-based economy: A case study of Manitoba's rural bilingual municipalities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Anderson, Leanne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Manitoba (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494634905
  • Country: Canada

This thesis reviews the current literature about the knowledge-based economy (KBE) and explores why the KBE doesn't appear to be on the agendas of community based economic development practitioners, referred to in this study as 'the gap'. Policy responses by the federal government for the KBE in Canada are reviewed, as are internationa ....

Infrastructure investment and economic development

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Hao, Janet Xiaohui
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Published Location: United States -- Maryland
  • ISBN: 9780549159964
  • Country: United States

State and local governments invested 13% of their revenues on infrastructure in 2002, but existing literature provides only mixed evidence that infrastructure contributes to economic activity. To estimate the effect of infrastructure on the economy, Chapter 1 analyzes how the construction of the Interstate Highway System (IHS) contribut ....

Innovation and economic performance

  • Year: 2006
  • Journal Name: OECD Economic Surveys
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Canada

Innovation plays a key role in economic progress and lifting living standards. The most critical factor in encouraging innovation is getting the framework conditions right so that businesses can flourish. This chapter concentrates on the more specific aspects of innovation in Canada to identify where policies could be improved. It first ....

Institutional choice in local economic development organizations

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Park, Jongsun
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Florida State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Florida
  • ISBN: 9781109656169
  • Country: United States

Economic development is always a central concern for local governments, and has become increasingly important as the federal role in this area has been reduced in the last two decades. More recently, county governments have extended their activities in order to be closer to the people having greater needs and preferences resulting from ....

Interrogating the hybrid economy approach to Indigenous development

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Katherine Curchin
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: Vol. 48 No.1
  • Publisher: Australian Social Policy Association
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0157-6321
  • Country: Australia

In the contemporary debate about remote Indigenous economic development, Jon Altman’s hybrid economy approach is the major alternative to the dominant neo‑liberal perspective. Altman’s approach emphasises the continuing customary economic activity of remote‑living Indigenous Australians and their legitimate aspirations to live and work on ....

Is there a Regional Australia, and is it worth spending big on?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Paul Collits
  • Journal Name: Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No.2
  • Publisher: The Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards
  • Country: Australia

Regional policy in Australia requires clear principles based on a proper understanding of the nature of the regions. In this article Paul Collits argues for a more nuanced approach to the development of regional policy, rather than the broad infrastructure spend, and focus on large spending that currently exists in regional policy. Report Locat ....

Karratha: Regional HotSpots Land Supply Update

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Urban Development Program
  • Publisher: Western Australia Planning Commission
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 0 7309 9685 9
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

In November 2009, the Western Australian Government announced its Pilbara Cities vision to build on the resource boom to improve life in the Pilbara and turn Karratha and Port Hedland into diverse, 21st Century cities. This report is a component of the essential planning process to enable that vision, pinpointing what is being done, what needs to ....

La Trobe University: Regional Campuses Economic Impact Analysis

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Nichol, Matthew; Moore, Tony
  • Publisher: Compelling Economics Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

La Trobe University is a major provider of higher education services in Victoria. Commencing in 1967 with 552 students, the University has grown to now accommodate more than 26,000 students including approximately 3,500 international students from over 90 countries. In addition to approximately 15,000 students at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, ....

Learning for employment and local economic development: Case of Srebrenica

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Zukic, Nermin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Published Location: United States -- New York
  • ISBN: 9781267000767
  • Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Although Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small municipality by population, it continues to be a recipient of substantial international assistance. Because of this and its contemporary history, it is a compelling case for a study of local economic development in transitional and post-conflict environments. Any potential achievements ....

Local economic development in an age of devolution: The question of rural localities*

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Dewees, Sarah; Lobao, Linda; Swanson, Louis E
  • Journal Name: Rural Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.68, No.2
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Columbia, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Ohio

There is limited recent research on the strategies that rural local governments are employing in the face of changing intergovernmental relationships, especially in relation to local economic development. This paper draws on data from a survey of local governments in the Ohio River Valley Region that includes a mix of localities on the ....

Local economic development: new generations of actors, policies and instruments for Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: A. H. J. (Bert) Helmsing
  • Journal Name: Public Administration & Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.23, No.1
  • Publisher: Wiley Periodicals Inc.
  • Published Location: Chichester, United States
  • Country: Africa

As decentralisation advances, the question of local economic development acquires more significance. How can local governments and other local actors such as local producers and their associations, community based organisations, as well as NGOs and donors contribute to local economic development and poverty reduction? This article begin ....

Long distance commuting and regional development: a case study of Stawell, Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Fiona McKenzie
  • Publisher: State of Victoria Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 978-1-922250-10-0
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Stawell is a town of 5,737 people located in western Victoria. The local underground gold mine has operated for thirty years employing approximately 350 people at its peak in the last decade. In 2012, the mine’s closure was announced because of reduced profitability caused by increased costs and the depth at which the gold needed to be extracte ....

Managing Western Australia's economic expansion: the need for people and skills

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council
  • Publisher: Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council
  • Published Location: East Pert, WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report is concerned with analysing and understanding the fundamental trends driving labour market outcomes in Western Australia. The motivation for this report is borne out of the difficulties expressed by many employers over the past several years in securing skilled labour and the threat it poses to sustainable economic grow ....

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