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Community Economic Development


Local governments provide a variety of programs and services that can help increase the strength and diversification of local and regional economies. Community planning, business regulation and infrastructure all play important roles in creating the conditions needed for economic growth and job creation.

Local governments have taken a range of actions aimed at bettering the economic well-being of their communities and regions, examples include:

By using these strategies and tools, local governments are creating a positive environment where businesses can grow and thrive.

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