The Local Economy Revolution

Introduction to The Local Economy Revolution

…and our communities are different now. by Della Rucker, AICP, CEcD Change sucks. None of us want to live in a world where the basic assumptions that we framed our lives and work around are…

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Crossing Cultural & Language Divides

Della Rucker, AICP, CEcD, is the Principal of Wise Economy Workshop, a consulting firm that assists local governments and nonprofit organizations with the information and processes for making wise planning and economic development decisions. Rucker

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Dog Sleds and Little Bets

Della Rucker looks at how — within an environment of rapid change — businesses are increasingly making “little bets.” Is this a model that would also work for local government planning and economic development?…

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Talent & Uniqueness

See the previous section of The Local Economy Revolution: Design Arrogance Today, Della Rucker looks at the challenges communities face in dealing with talent, and the importance of uniqueness. Talent Talent Talent talent-talent-talent-talent-talent Shut up…

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How to Fix Incentives

See the previous section of The Local Economy Revolution, Systemic Incentives Illness. Editor’s Note: This concludes our serialization of the first two parts of Della Rucker‘s The Local Economy Revolution. If you’re interested in reading…