Reining in the Competition for Capital Reining in the Competition for Capital
Ann Markusen, Editor
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215 pp. 2007
$40.00 cloth 978-0-88099-296-1
$18.00 paper 978-0-88099-295-4

This book explores the causes, character, and potential remedies for the growing spatial competition for capital. Its diverse group of contributors present a broad set of workable reforms including: regulation of site consultants; mandated transparency in negotiations, bids, and deals; better structured deals; performance requirements and clawbacks for subsidized firms; and adoption of united economic development budgets.

"Ann Markusen has done it again. [This book] is a provocative, comprehensive collection from an impressive range of experts only Markusen could have assembled. It is ideal for a course in economic development policy and well worth reading for practitioners and political leaders. I know of no other source that provides so much information and perspective on this contentious policy issue." –Andrew M. Isserman, University of Illinois