Economic Development Quarterly

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ).

EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development.

Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development initiatives closely align with that of EDQ’s mission to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development policies, programs, and practices.

We invite you to browse our most current issue and encourage authors to submit research in the areas of Economic Development Theory, Location Theory, Economic Development Finance, Foreign Trade, Economic Development Incentives, Industry Studies, State and Local Economic Development Policy, Labor Economics and Workforce Policy, and Urban and Regional Economies. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact: George A. Erickcek, Corresponding Editor, or Claudette Robey, Managing Editor,, or phone EDQ at 269-385-0469.

Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

May 2017; 31(2)

Table of Contents


A Special Thanks to Larry Ledebur
(George A. Erickcek, Timothy J. Bartik, Claudette Robey)

Research and Practice

Intentional Innovation Communities: Concepts and Preliminary Evidence
(Michael W.P. Fortunato, Theodore R. Alter, Sujana Adapa, Philip Thomas)

Weak Foundations in Economic Development Programs
(Hart Hodges, Steven E. Henson)

Regional Industry Analysis: An Approach for Large and Smaller Economies
(Susan G. Mason, Pengyu Zhu, John Van Dyke)

The Wage and Job Impacts of Hospitals on Local Labor Markets
(Anne M. Mandich, Jeffrey H. Dorfman)

Walkable Art: An Empirical Investigation of Arts-Related Businesses and Walkable Neighborhoods
(Elizabeth A. Mack, Emily Talen, Julia Koschinsky)

Research Note

Makerspaces and Local Economic Development
(Eric Joseph van Holm)

Book Reviews

Shared Prosperity in America’s Communities
(reviewed by Michael R. Betz)

Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future
(reviewed by Katrin B. Anacker)

Urban Economics and Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom
(reviewed by Gordon F. Mulligan)

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