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Building Local Economic Development Capacity

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Title: Building Local Economic Development Capacity A Case Study of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida
Physical Description: 1 online resource (162 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Bredfeldt, Erik
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009

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Subjects / Keywords: community, economic, local, planning, urban
Design, Construction, and Planning -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Design, Construction, and Planning Doctorate thesis, Ph.D.
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Abstract: Abstract of Dissertation Presented to the Graduate School of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy BUILDING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY: A CASE STUDY OF SANTA FE COLLEGE IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA By Erik A. Bredfeldt December 2009 Chair: Richard Schneider Major: Design, Construction and Planning This dissertation examines the role of the community college in building institutional capacity within the context of a community?s local and regional economy and provides recommendations on the manner in which the role of the community college can be enhanced with respect to interaction with other urban and regional partners. It seeks to at least partially answer the research question: What role do educational institutions and the community college specifically play in the building of a community?s local and regional economic capacity? This question is worthy of study since building institutional capacity through partnership is increasingly important to the economic development planning practitioner in the achievement of longer term community economic development goals. In order to substantively examine the research question noted above this dissertation reviews economic development planning as a discipline within the broader urban and regional planning theoretical framework. The theoretical foundations of economic development are examined in both traditional and alternative contexts and an analysis of New ?Innovation? Economy precepts is undertaken. Furthermore, to assist in answering this question, a case study focused on Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida examines the impacts of a specific community college and how those impacts can be understood in terms of their local economic development capacity building effects. Santa Fe College operates in several spatial and policy contexts and all are important in revealing opportunities and challenges. Impacts are measured through a review of: 1) adaptive organizational efficiencies; 2) employer surveys; 3) an economic impact analysis assessment; 4) the process undertaken by Santa Fe College over the past year to move forward on state authorization regarding the issuance of two life sciences baccalaureate degrees and their link to local community economic development prospects; and finally, 5) the spatial profile and industrial focus of the College. Findings indicate that Santa Fe College?s presence within the community does appear to build local economic development capacity and to lead to positive economic impacts. However, there are opportunities for further study and analysis of these impacts in light of the community economic development planning goals and objectives of the greater Gainesville area.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Erik Bredfeldt.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2009.
Local: Adviser: Schneider, Richard H.

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0041155/00001

Material Information

Title: Building Local Economic Development Capacity A Case Study of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida
Physical Description: 1 online resource (162 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Bredfeldt, Erik
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: community, economic, local, planning, urban
Design, Construction, and Planning -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Design, Construction, and Planning Doctorate thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Abstract of Dissertation Presented to the Graduate School of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy BUILDING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY: A CASE STUDY OF SANTA FE COLLEGE IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA By Erik A. Bredfeldt December 2009 Chair: Richard Schneider Major: Design, Construction and Planning This dissertation examines the role of the community college in building institutional capacity within the context of a community?s local and regional economy and provides recommendations on the manner in which the role of the community college can be enhanced with respect to interaction with other urban and regional partners. It seeks to at least partially answer the research question: What role do educational institutions and the community college specifically play in the building of a community?s local and regional economic capacity? This question is worthy of study since building institutional capacity through partnership is increasingly important to the economic development planning practitioner in the achievement of longer term community economic development goals. In order to substantively examine the research question noted above this dissertation reviews economic development planning as a discipline within the broader urban and regional planning theoretical framework. The theoretical foundations of economic development are examined in both traditional and alternative contexts and an analysis of New ?Innovation? Economy precepts is undertaken. Furthermore, to assist in answering this question, a case study focused on Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida examines the impacts of a specific community college and how those impacts can be understood in terms of their local economic development capacity building effects. Santa Fe College operates in several spatial and policy contexts and all are important in revealing opportunities and challenges. Impacts are measured through a review of: 1) adaptive organizational efficiencies; 2) employer surveys; 3) an economic impact analysis assessment; 4) the process undertaken by Santa Fe College over the past year to move forward on state authorization regarding the issuance of two life sciences baccalaureate degrees and their link to local community economic development prospects; and finally, 5) the spatial profile and industrial focus of the College. Findings indicate that Santa Fe College?s presence within the community does appear to build local economic development capacity and to lead to positive economic impacts. However, there are opportunities for further study and analysis of these impacts in light of the community economic development planning goals and objectives of the greater Gainesville area.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Erik Bredfeldt.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2009.
Local: Adviser: Schneider, Richard H.

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2009
System ID: UFE0041155:00001


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Scope of Work

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Research Significance

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The Choice of the Case Study

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Broader Roles for Community Colleges

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A Glimpse at the Theoretical Fram ew ork Relative to the Case Study

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Summary

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Introduction

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Traditional Theoretical Underp innings of Economic Development Neoclassi cal Theory

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The Wealth of Nations

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Place Based Theory

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Principles of Economics,

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Innovation and the Entrepreneur

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Human Capital Human Capital Human Capital and Economic Activity in Urban America

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New Innovative Economy Precepts

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An Alternative Approach to Traditional Theory

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The Urban View Life and Death of Great American Cities (1961) Economy of Cities (1969) Cities and the Wealth of Nations (1984) The Economy of Cities

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at the local level locally

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The Creative Class Human Capital, Rise of the Creative Class Rise of the Creative Class Whos Your City

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Clusters and the University Influence

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The Community College Role

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The 21st

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Century Community College: A Strategic Guide to Maximizing Labor Market Responsiveness

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Research question 1: Research question 2:

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(taxonomy of programs)

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Community Economic Development The Practice of Economic Development Planning

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Evolution, Justification and Future Directions

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Economic Development Planning

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Economic Development Planning's Relati onship to Comprehensive Planning

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process

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Summary

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Design

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Methods

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Introduction

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The Community College Role and its role in Workforce and Economic Development

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Evolution in the Community Colleges Role

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Community College Economic Development Impacts Putting Minds to Work Pays Big Dividends! The Impact of Florida s Community Colleges on Students Prosperity and the States Economy: A Solid Return on Investment

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Floridas Great 28 The Community Junior College in Floridas Future

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Expanding Opportunities through the Issuance of Baccalaureate Degrees The Community College Baccalaureate

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Conclusion

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Santa Fe College

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History the League of Innovation in the Community College

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Recent History

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Educational Institution Economic Development Conceptual Schema

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Santa Fes Adaptive Efficiency

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Mission/Vision, Values and Strategic Goals

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Locally Oriented District Board of Trustees and Endo wment Corporation

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Administrative Capacity League for Innovation in the Community College League for Innovation in the Community College

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Accreditation Status

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Academic and Workforce Development Instructional Structure

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Northwest Campus Blount Center

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Kirkpatrick Criminal Justice Center Andrews Center

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Watson Center

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Davis Center Alachua Emerging Technologies Center

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Impacts of Spatial Profile Employer Impacts of Santa Fe Graduates

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Issuance of Baccalaureate Degrees

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

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The Economic Impact of the Santa Fe College

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Investment Analysis

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Regional Economic Growth

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Summary

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What has been the Role of Santa Fe Co llege in Building Capacity of the Local Economy Over Time?

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How Has Santa Fe Colleges Role Evolve d in Light of Changing Circumstances Confronting Various Levels of The Ec onom y And in Light of State Policy Direction?

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Has Santa Fe College Exhibited Norths Concept of Adaptive Efficiency in Pursuing its Educational and Economic Mission in the Communit y? Has Santa Fe Colleges Organizational Cap acity been Affected by its Membership in the League of Innovation?

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To what degree and how Successfully does Santa Fe College Interact with the Private Sector as w ell as Other Partners in Pursuit of Local Economic Development?

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How does Santa Fe Colleges Community Economic Development Role Mirror or Contrast w ith Community Colleges (th e Great 28) Throughout the State of Florida?

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Introduction

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Summary of Impacts

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Perceived Measurement Gaps

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Recommendations for Further Research Linking Community Colleges with Econom ic Development in Florida.

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Industry Political Economy Institutions Workforce Students Spatial Profile Institutional Capacity Students with Degrees and Cert. Institutional Impacts Industry Impacts Entrepreneurial and Innovation Impacts Santa Fe College Local Economic Development Systems Model Local Economy Santa Fe College Local Economic Development Impacts Applications Operative within Local Innovation Lifecycle

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Spatial Profile Santa Fe College Center for Emerging Technologies Progress Center

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Economic Impacts

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Economic Impacts

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Economic Impacts

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Community College Performance Measurement Framework for New Innovation Economy Platform* Four Community Economic Development Evaluation Factors Community College Institutional Partnership Entities

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Federal Reserve of New York The Economic Development Journal The Past and Future of America's Economy Long Waves of Innovation that Powe r Cycles of Growth, Evaluating the Impacts of Local Economic Development Policies, Economics: Principles and Policy, Human Capital, The Economics of American Higher Education Guidelines for Preparing the Research Proposal, The Christian Century. (June 15-22), Editors, Theories of Local Economic Development Perspectives From Across Disciplines Planning Local Economic Development, Planning Theory for Practitioners Study of Economic Impact The Great Betrayal How Amer ican Sovereignty and Social Justice are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy Developing Successful Partnerships with Business and the Community in Ne w Directions for Community Colleges

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The American Community College Research Design, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Prosperity The Coming 20 Year Boom and What It Means to You. Editor, Colleges of Choice The Enabling Impact of the Community College Urban Economics A Reader in Planning Theory Whos Your City? The World is Flat "Release 2.0" Updated and Expanded Edition, Economic Development America Harvard Institution of Economic Research, Discussion Paper 2025. Doing Research in the Real World, Asset Building & Community Development Economic Development America, Economic Development America Up: Universities and Colleges as Urban Revitalization Engines. Economic Development America Doing a Literature Review

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The Economics of Planning The Role of Universities and Community Colleges in Regi onal Economic Development, Real Estate Development and Reuse Cities and the Wealth of Nations The Economy of Cities Labor Market Returns to Two and Four Year Colleges: Is Credit a Credit and Do Degrees Matter?, A Practical Guide to Conducting Customized Work Force Training Occupational Outlook Quarterly League for Innovation in the Commu nity College Leadership Abstracts, Introduction to Planning History in the United States, Do Community Colleges Respond to Local Needs: Evidence from California, InnovationThe Missing Dimension National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 14367. Creating and Economic Development Action Plan

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21st Century Community College: A Strategic Guide to Maximizing Labor Market Responsiveness Economic Development: What is the Community College Responsibility The Role of C ontract and Continuing Education, Understanding Local Economic Development Economic Development A Guide to Practice. The Economic Development Journal Economic Development Quarterly Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, R epresentative Selections Institutional Change: A Framework of Analysis. Institutions, Organization s and Market Competition. Remarks by the President on Job Creation and Job Training Economic Development America. The Economic Development Journal.

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Universities and the Development of Industry Clusters The Birth of City Planning in the United States 1840-1917 Dynamic Capitalism, Evaluating Technology Based Economic Development Economic Development America Forum Futures 2007, Economic Development and the American Community College: A Systems Theory Approach The Economic Contribution of Santa Fe Community College Economic Development America The Entrepreneurial Imperative Socialism and Democracy,Third Edition The Theory of Economic Development Economic Development Quarterly The Community College Baccalaureate Emerging Trends and Policy Issues. The Practice of Local Government Planning

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Classic Readings in Real Estate and Development Classic Readings in Urban Planning Innovation U.: New University Role in a Knowledge Economy. Linking Community Colleges with Economic Development in Florida, Small Business and Economic Development" in Financing Economic De velopment in the 80's Issues and Trends Economic and Workforce Development American Economic Development in Historical Perspective Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science. Applications of Case Study Research. Case Study Research. Design and Methods The Economic Development Journa Money Matters Getting Economic Development into t he Mix in Planning,