The Emergence of People-Centered Places
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The Emergence of People-Centered Places book
In the knowledge economy, the economic vitality of places depends on the skills of the workforce, making workforce development our economic priority. Competitive places in the twenty-first century will be people centered, investing in and nurturing the skills and talents of their populations. Economic development, consequently, is in the throes of a paradigm change. It is moving from a focus on the assets of place to recognizing the assets of people. Like all paradigm changes, it means rethinking policies, strategies, and assumptions.