Sustainable Economic Development Resource Center


Sustainable Economic Development Resource Center

Creating prosperous and sustainable communities is a goal that all local officials and leaders can share, and we at the Institute want to help you pursue that goal.

What is Sustainable Economic Development?

Many cities and counties are pursuing sustainable economic development – policies and practices that help communities attract and retain jobs for the long term, while also maintaining environmental quality, conserving resources, addressing economic disparities, promoting public health, and otherwise improve the city’s quality of life.  Many of these strategies have the added benefit of reducing short-term and long-term costs to provide and maintain public services and infrastructure.

In this Section:

This resource center offers information, case stories, studies and reports, and links to organizations that can help local officials in their efforts to create more prosperous and sustainable local communities.