Strategic Economic Development Plans in the State of Oregon: Perceptions on Impact and Robustness
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A clear gauge of current perceptions of professionals on the effectiveness and success of economic development planning allows for a more comprehensive discussion of the status of economic development planning in the State of Oregon. Oregon has continually lagged behind its coastal neighbors in the archetypal economic development metrics of job growth, wage growth, and lessening of unemployment. This project examines the perceptions of economic development professionals and elected officials gathered through a statewide survey. Perceptions help to determine robustness, effectiveness, and success of strategic economic development plans in the State of Oregon. This project also provides discussion for how the perceived positive impact of economic development can help improve strategic economic development planning.