Industrial-Strength Strategies: Regional Business Clusters and Public Policy

Stuart A. Rosenfeld
January 1, 1995

Industrial-Strength Strategies: Regional Business Clusters and Public Policy, by Stuart A. Rosenfeld, 1995. An exploration into how policymakers and practitioners, particularly in rural areas, can incorporate cluster-based economic development strategies. This publication explains what cluster-focused policymaking is — and why it is sometimes resisted. It discusses how to identify and analyze a region's clusters, and how to develop strategies appropriate to those clusters. The book features two full-length case studies, and gives specific guidance to state, federal, and local governments interested in cluster-based development.