Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Helenan S. Robin
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Leaders in local communities can influence economic development and employment. This paper reviews positive as well as preventative approaches local leaders can use to ensure vital urban employment.
We look at Albion, Michigan, a small industrial community, as a case study. The city was experiencing the threat of a loss of approximately 700 foundry related jobs during the period of the "study visit." We had the opportunity to observe the community act and react. We learned not only the tools and processes employed but we gained insights into the economic developments in the American industrial society.
Boone, Daniel R., "The Influence of the Local Community Upon Economic Development and Employment: A Case Study 1991-92" (1995). Master's Theses. 4012.