White Papers

White papers are a great resource for any professional that requires perspective on a given topic or theme. They are not only for educational purposes but provide insight on experiences, challenges, solutions and successes. The white papers that are featured in this section are provided by professional members of our economic development community. We appreciate your input and offer you an opportunity to suggest topics that you would like addressed and to help us identify other white papers for this section.  Please submit your topics and supportive documentation to bwallace@cerc.com.

  • Publications from The Economic Development Research Partners Program, an exclusive mebership level of IEDC, are written and distributed to increase the knowledge base of economic development processionals.  Publications are free to members; non-members may purchase the publications.  View the available publications here.
  • 25 Percent is Not Enough - This paper addresses how the City of Norwich's adoption of zoning regulations governing the number of off-street parking spaces negatively impacted the economic viability of utilizing a downtown property at full capacity. The Norwich Economic Development Corporation submitted this documentation in support of a Parking Variance application on behalf of the building owner and as a result was successful in getting the city to approve the variance.
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