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define area development

... socioeconomic, industrial or economic development within a geography as it occurs beyond what is considered to be a single community to the extent that it has a measurable impact. It is essentially regional development, taking into account that the smallest of such areas are basic economies. On the other hand, it may cover an area as large as a county. To add more to this definition of area development, CLICK HERE

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area development terms defined in the Enterprise and Economic Development Glossary
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page 7 in the series About Economic Development is titled Area Development
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The Regional Site Selection Directory
is an open access area development resource
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Area Development
listed among economic development and site selection publications
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definition of area profile:

It is a location profile that summarizes information about an area, presenting its distinctive features or characteristics beyond that of a single communitydashsee community profile. A regional profile is an area profile. An area profile is also an economic development profile.
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regional profile:

... a brief that summarizes information about an area as a place seeking economic development or that presents the distinctive features or characteristics of a development region. Such a profile or one that's similar ... a community profile ... is used to promote an area or provide information about it to a prospect. The Network uses the term location data supplier to identify various types resource providers that have area profiles to offer. It also defines the area developer to make the distinction between economic development practitioners who represent single locations and those who represent locations in a region. The Regional Site Selection Directory is organized so that users of The Network are able to search for contacts who have regional profiles and other location information to offer.

area profile:

... a published summary or analysis of information about a economic development region that is intended for use by the likes of the .network core user group; an area development resource.

An area profile has facts and statistics about a location larger that a single community. It may profile a community and its surrounding area that together make up a local economy. In any case, it's intended to attract the attention of economic development prospects and inform them. It's a marketing tool used by area and local development representatives ... contacts typically classified as economic developers. A study of the economic development practice once concluded that it's ... a specialized form of marketing (source of quote).

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