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Traditional social and economic development program evaluations are based on measurable program goals, with discrete program components, a control group, and the potential to generalize from findings. Although this works for programs with well-defined outcomes, limited participation, and a narrow...
The apparel manufacturing industry in San Francisco has experienced considerable growth since the late 1980s due to changes in retailing, the increasing flexibility of the industry, the influx of Asian immigrants, and the availability of industrial space adjacent to the central business district....
Local economic development policies and programs should integrate the reality that values are inherent in the design and conduct of any evaluation. This article outlines the content of several attempts in the subsequent articles in this issue to define alternative strategies and methodologies for...