Category: Economic Development

Economic Development Models

An interesting read on Schenectady’s turnaround with a few highlights (from Lessons in Downtown Redevelopment Success: The Story of Schenectady’s Comeback : Ray listed the five stages of development as they worked in his city, in rough chronological order:    Stage 1: Coffee, Clubs, and...

Tuesday Things

As if Tuesday couldn’t get any better: Tuesday being the day when you get to hear two songs from your favorite artist back-to-back-on the radio — two Meatloaf songs in row! In Rocktober! Kill me now. Anyway, a few quick things unrelated to sonic drudgery:...

Woo Hoo!

More great news for the demolitionists as Esquire faces the wrecking ball! Let’s not forget the demolitionists’ underlying religiosity on demolition — the more we wreck, the better off we are. Of course, the funding for demolition through bonding and its attendant costs to the...

Obey Your Master

According to local folklore, courtesy of the local airwaves, the city has “people leaving in droves” and the number of houses for sale is skyrocketing with virtually every home on the market compared to a few months ago and last year. Or so we’re told...

Parking Lot 1000

A prevalent meme in the city budget saga centers on the claim that hire of a director for the Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) is wholly unnecessary; indeed, it’s claimed, that we have the city IDA and “the County” doing that for us already....