Tag Archives: place-based development

The Secret to Nashville’s Music Economy

​Daniel B. Cornfield’s new book, Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville, provides important new insight into Nashville’s music scene and broader clues to the city and region’s economic success. Richard Florida interviewed Cornfield to dissect the rise of this activist, inclusive, place-based artistic community. Read more... Read more

Should Economic Development Focus on People or Places?

​There’s a raging debate about whether the focus of our economic development efforts should be on people or on places. That is, should we make investments in people, hoping to see them succeed regardless of where they end up? Or should we focus on investments in particular cities, towns and rural areas in order to bring jobs and growth, thus helping the people who live there? Read more... Read more