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Community Development
It’s Real– Let’s Be Prepared

There is copious evidence that environmental change is occurring.  It is evident in the number of significant weather events occurring world-wide. 

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IT’S THE ECONOMY….

The US economy is  in the late stage of an economic expansion begun in June 2009.  And, what  does that mean for us here in the Virgin Islands?

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Government Management
THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION

Effective public policy requires clarity of vision.   Vision provides direction and offers a construct within which individual initiatives can be evaluated.  It provides the basis for assessing progress. 

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Community Development
Port Authorities are more than just gateway providers: How certain marine ports are significantly contributing to community economic development

Port Authorities are major contributors to the local and regional economy and positively impact the livelihood and quality- of-life of area residents.

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Government Management
Government and Governance in U.S. Virgin Islands Development

The role that government and governance plays in any development effort, as well as the importance of involving civil society in that process.

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Government Management
A Vision of Development for the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands finds itself at a cross-road in its development trajectory, a space in time created by the convergence of dire economic circumstances.

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Economic Development
Risk and Regeneration Considerations in Any Development Agenda for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Many of the constraints on development of the U.S. Virgin Islands are structural. They present systemic risks that must be reduced or eliminated.

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Economic Development
Economic diversification, tourism and ownership

Long-term sustainability, insulation from disruptive events, whether man made or natural, and the need for control over our economic future require that the Caribbean region and the Virgin Islands, specifically, do more to diversify its economic base.

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