Five Books Every Economic Developer Should Add To Their 2014 Reading List

April 1, 2014

Spring is a great time to head outside and catch up on your professional reading. In the past, I’ve written two blog posts on books that should be on every economic developer’s reading list, and luckily, those posts, as well as a LinkedIn discussion on the subject, have spurred terrific suggestions from readers. My colleague, Keegan Calligar, created a list of five books  – many of which were suggested by readers – perfect for any economic developer’s reading list. Click on a book’s image for a brief review. All are in print and available on


Thank you to all of our readers who have suggested books in the past. If you have suggestions for other books, please add them to the list by posting a comment below.

P.S. I’ve included links below to earlier blog posts on the best books for economic developers:

Written by Andy Levine

Andy Levine is Chairman of DCI. Since joining DCI in 1991, he has worked with a broad range of places from “A” (Alabama, Asheville, Australia) to “W” (Wales, Wichita Falls, Wyoming).

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