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The Triple Bottom Line in Local Government Community Economic Development

November 24, 2015

  A central tenet of community economic development is the belief that in fostering a healthy economy, we are working towards building healthy, vibrant communities. But many would contend that a healthy economy is only one piece of the puzzle. Local governments are increasingly paying attention … Read more

A New Tool for Assessing the Triple Bottom Line in Economic Development

June 4, 2013

The so called triple bottom line (TBL) in economic development calls for promoting growth in ways that are environmentally sustainable and that yield positive social returns.  (See Portland State University’s Initiative on Triple Bottom Line Development.)  The TBL framework takes into account the ec … Read more