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Land Use Law Center Economic Development Policy Statement

Economic Development   
New York
Urban | Suburban | Rural
This draft document is to assist the cities and villages participating in the Mayors’ Redevelopment Roundtable regarding the initiation of a strategic sustainable economic development planning effort. This resolution identifies the objectives of the economic development policies to be considered by Roundtable communities and outlines the process to be followed at the local level. Its purposes are to set the stage for each community to create and adopt an economic development policy as a supplement to its comprehensive plan and, by acting in concert with other communities in the Roundtable, to foster needed urban economic development in the region and thereby to become more competitive for state funding for economic development projects. This document takes the form of a legislative resolution, but can be adapted easily as a mayoral executive order.