The Language of Economic Development: A Reference Guide for Economic Developers

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CoverSharon Gulick
Jana Thies Porter
MU Extension

Written by professional economic developers, this glossary provides definitions for hundreds of terms, concepts and programs as well as conversion tables and other information essential for today's economic development practitioners. Topics areas include: energy and utilities, financing, foreign trade, telecommunications and information technology, transportation, environment and workforce development.


  • Conversion factors
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Equivalencies
  • Financing
  • Foreign trade
  • Industrial relations
  • Industry information technology
  • Labor relations
  • Mathematical formulas
  • Metric conversion factors
  • Real estate
  • Recycling
  • Taxes
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Workforce


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