Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the factors that are necessary in the successful adoption of an economic development strategy in Middlesex County based on an analysis of Census data pertaining to population, gender, age, income, education, employment, housing, and agriculture and an investigation of the governance issues in the region. The findings reveal that in order to overcome conflict among constituent municipalities and foster a sense of cooperation between them, decisions about economic development initiatives must be removed from the political realm and placed in the hands of local, appointed business actors.
Evans, Stephen, "Toward an Economic Development Strategy for the County of Middlesex" (1997). MPA Major Research Papers. 21.