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Today, economic development is an inclusive process with a focus on economic, environmental and social well-being. Often referred to as ‘local economic development’ or ‘community economic development’, it is driven for the people by the people. 

Successful economic development will look different from community to community, and from urban to rural environments. However, it typically includes the participation of all levels of government, non-governmental organizations and local citizens to preserve quality of life and ensure a sustainable future.

These three short videos strive to explain what is often viewed as a complicated topic.

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