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Small-and Medium-size Communities and Economic Development

Small-and Medium-size Communities and Economic Development

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 As the knowledge-based economy has become a more important issue, numerous
studies have investigated how to improve the economic capacity of diverse
geographical scales responding to the current global competition and rapid change in
information communication and technologies (ICTs). However, relatively little attention
has been devoted to small- and medium-size communities to reveal what factors make
them competitive and distinctive. To find real drivers of economic growth in the
context of those communities, this study uses an asset-based community development
(ABCD) approach focusing on associations, institutions, and amenities. The case analysis
relies on in-depth interviews with selected key regional economic development
participants in Montgomery County region, Virginia in the U.S. Interesting finding is
that small town spirit (mutual trust and collaboration) were more important than formal
government policies (running clawback clause) for accumulating creative and high-tech
regional economic capacity. In addition, diversified industries worked a critical role in
buffering the negative effects of economic recession and enhancing the regional
economic growth. The other findings and implications of them are thoroughly
discussed.
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