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Rethinking the State-Local Relationship: Local Economic Development

Jed Kolko | May 2011


Governor Jerry Brown’s January 2011 budget proposal sparked renewed interest in “realignment”—that is, in changing how the state and localities divide responsibility for programs and services. This report argues that bringing redevelopment and enterprise zones into the realignment debate could improve local development efforts.

This report is part of a PPIC series on rethinking the state-local relationship. The other reports in this series include:

This work is supported by funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and by contributions of unrestricted support to PPIC’s Donor Circle.

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