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An Assessment Of Regional Partnerships For Economic Development Through The National Heritage Area Collaborative Model, Kimberley Mckee Jan 2011

An Assessment Of Regional Partnerships For Economic Development Through The National Heritage Area Collaborative Model, Kimberley Mckee

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The National Heritage Area program administered by the National Park Service represents a collaborative partnership approach to managing large-scale natural and living landscapes. Heritage area management objectives integrate goals across disciplines including resource conservation, historic preservation, community revitalization and economic development. With the growing number of National Heritage Area designations over the past decade, increasing focus has turned towards efforts to measure program effectiveness and resulting economic impacts as a return on federal investment. Previous studies established a working program evaluation model that places emphasis on the importance of the partnership system in heritage area implementation and outcomes. The purpose ...


Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Regional Assets Study, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1999

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Regional Assets Study, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report is intended to illuminate the region of the Merrimack River and its assets. The motivation for the study is simply this: The assets of the region have never been comprehensively compiled and, in an age of tremendous economic competition it is essential that this information be publicly distributed. The Merrimack River is located in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.


Impacts Of Growth A Buildout Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1993

Impacts Of Growth A Buildout Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was constructed to develop and submit a build-out analysis report to the town of New Salem, Massachusetts. The town's Planning Board was interested in finding ways to direct the potential development to preserve the town's in inherent character and maximizing revenues. In particular, they wanted to incorporate some of these measures in the subdivision regulations which were being rewritten.


Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report’s purpose was to analyze the economic conditions of Rutland County, Vermont. It covers Employment, Labor Force, Unemployment, and Housing.


Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of the report was to help develop a Master Plan for the town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Plan details a land inventory, a housing condition survey, real-estate data collection, demographic data, and an infrastructure capacity assessment.


Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to help analyze the current and future uses along Route 32, which is located in Ware, Massachusetts, and the impact of those uses in terms of fiscal and infrastructure impacts to the town.


Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report purpose was to build a plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The five year plan will serve to improve the existing efforts and establish a long and short term goal for the Holyoke Range and the Connecticut River with the idea of making it more accessible to the public.


Reuse And Feasibility Study The Waverly Mill Complex Adams, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Reuse And Feasibility Study The Waverly Mill Complex Adams, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was undertaken by the Town of Adams to evaluate the potential of the Waverly Complex for revitalization. The objective of this effort was to attract new uses and investment in the Waverly Complex which are consistent with the planning goals and objectives of the Town of Adams. This report represents a three month effort to prepare an action plan for the recovery of this area.


Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of developing an industrial park on an 53 acre parcel located along Memorial Drive and Cottage Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.