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    • Aiken, South Carolina: Strategizing One Step at a Time 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
      In 1997, the National Civic League dubbed Aiken an "All American City," an honor it shared with nine other cities across the nation. This is quite an achievement for a community that experienced significant job loss during ...
    • Benchmarking Excellence Among Accredited Economic Development Organizations 

      Wilkins, Joy; King, Dana; Garvey, Blair; Lytle, Andrea (Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, 2009-05)
      In search of competitive excellence, economic developers often ask for guidance and assistance on key enterprise management and operational issues relating to running a quality economic development program. They are ...
    • Benchmarking Quality Management Among Accredited Economic Development Organizations 

      Wilkins, Joy; Aton, Carol (Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, 2006)
      In search of competitive excellence, economic developers often ask for guidance and assistance on key enterprise management and operational issues relating to running a quality economic development program. They re interested ...
    • Building the Next Workforce: Georgia Discussion Forums 

      Wilkins, Joy; Brown, Mac (Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia, 2007-06)
      Workforce development was widely viewed by stakeholders across Georgia as an area of critical challenges and opportunities for the state that must be addressed. The future workforce – the state’s youth - was widely ...
    • Chamblee, Georgia: Home Grown Industries and the New Faces of the Entrepreneurs 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
      When Kodak and other Fortune 500 companies closed their plants in Chamblee, Georgia, it devastated the small city's economy. Chamblee began a process of "asset-based community development," but fell short of identifying ...
    • Columbus, Georgia: Civilian-Military Relationships Spawn Economic Development 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-09)
      As the 1990s approached, Columbus, Georgia knew that military base realignments and closures were about to happen. Rather than wait for the U.S. Department of Defense to make its decision, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce ...
    • Cullman, Alabama: Industrial Speculative Building Program Diversifies Economic Base 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-09)
      Prior to the 1980s, Cullman, Alabama was an agriculture town with a significant portion of its manufacturing base in poultry production. Today, Cullman continues to lead Alabama in poultry production, but also has a ...
    • Cummings Research Park: A Critical Mass of High Technology Industries 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-09)
      In 1962, Cummings Research Park, located west of downtown Huntsville, Alabama, was formed as a 150-acre joint development of the University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation and Milton K. Cummings, then-president ...
    • Greenwood, South Carolina: Partnering for Effective Economic Development 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
      A small community with no interstates or major metro area to draw from, Greenwood has been able to attract such companies as Fuji Photo Film, B.F. Goodrich, Kaiser Aluminum, Eaton Corp., and Warner-Lambert. The Greenwood ...
    • Oxmoor Valley, Alabama: New Urbanism Arises in Birmingham 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-09)
      Less than 20 years ago, Oxmoor Valley was a wild pasture located just southwest of Birmingham between Red Mountain and Shades Mountain. Today, it is a 7,800-acre mixed-use community that houses a fully occupied light ...
    • Report on Georgia's Innovation Forums of 2006 

      Wilkins, Joy; Brown, Mac (Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia, 2006-06)
      Each year the Southern Growth Policies Board conducts a major policy research project to explore a vital issue related to economic development. A central component of the research project is to gather the opinions and ...
    • Rural Georgia: To Be or Not to Be Zoned 

      Wilkins, Joy; Riall, B. William; Nelson, Arthur C.; Counts, Paul; Sussman, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-12)
      A variety of public policies in Georgia can influence a community’s economic development potential. Zoning is one of these policies. In 1983, the Georgia State Constitution gave individual counties home rule power to ...
    • Savannah's Crossroads Business Center: Developing Wetland Property 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
      When the federal government changed its definition of what constituted a wetland during the 1980s, it significantly impacted coastal communities such as Savannah, assigning wetland status to greater portions of developable ...
    • Understanding E-Commerce in Rural Georgia 

      King, Dana; Galewski, Nancy; Green, Randy; Lytle, Andrea; Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, 2009-08-08)
      From September 2008 through February 2009, the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) conducted a series of focus groups and a survey of businesses regarding how they use, or would like to use, e-commerce ...
    • Western North Carolina: Regionalism - A Collective Competitive Advantage 

      Wilkins, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
      When competing for new business and economic growth, it is rare for two counties to work together. In Western North Carolina, however, twenty-three rural counties are doing just that. Western North Carolina is one of ...
    • Youth - The Real Future of the South: Georgia Discussion Forums 

      Chernock, Jason; Wilkins, Joy; Holt, Karen (Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia, 2008-06)
      Through the Southern Growth Policies Board, Governors and other key leaders of thirteen states and Puerto Rico jointly investigate economic development issues of high priority across the South. Each year, an issue is ...