Economic Development Quarterly

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ).

EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development.

Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development initiatives closely align with that of EDQ’s mission to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development policies, programs, and practices.

We invite you to browse our most current issue and encourage authors to submit research in the areas of Economic Development Theory, Location Theory, Economic Development Finance, Foreign Trade, Economic Development Incentives, Industry Studies, State and Local Economic Development Policy, Labor Economics and Workforce Policy, and Urban and Regional Economies. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact: George A. Erickcek, Corresponding Editor, or Claudette Robey, Managing Editor,, or phone EDQ at 269-385-0469.

Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

August 2017; 31(3)

Table of Contents

Research and Practice

The Emergence of Local Practices in a Devolved Workforce Investment System: Barriers and Possibilities for Enhancing Degree Completion
(Elizabeth Nisbet, Heather A. McKay, Sara Haviland)

Environment, Equity, and Economic Development Goals: Understanding Differences in Local Economic Development Strategies
(Xue Zhang, Mildred E. Warner, George C. Homsy)

An Exploration of Collaboration Risk in Joint Ventures: Perceptions of Risk by Local Economic Development Officials
(Jered B. Carr, Christopher V. Hawkins, Drew E. Westberg)

Collaborative Counties: Questioning the Role of Civil Society
(Joseph T. Campbell, Linda M. Lobao, Michael R. Betz)

Exploring Localized Economic Dynamics: Methods-Driven Case Studies of Transformation and Growth in Agricultural and Food Markets
(Allison Bauman, Dawn Thilmany McFadden)

The Diffusion of State Film Incentives: A Mixed-Methods Case Study
(Stephanie Leiser)

Book Reviews

A Nice Place to Visit: Tourism and Urban Revitalization in the Postwar Rustbelt
(reviewed by Margaret M. Gripshover)

Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
(reviewed by Gordon F. Mulligan)

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