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New Book Published To Help Community Leaders Achieve Economic Development Success
A must-read for community leaders on how to grow your economies.
Veteran economic development experts Jay Garner of Garner Economics LLC and Ross Patten with the City of Covington, KY have collaborated to co-author a book titled Economic Development Is Not For Amateurs! A must-read for community leaders on how to achieve economic development success. The book is designed to help policymakers, elected officials, and volunteers who aren't economic development professionals understand how to achieve short- and long-term economic success. It shows forward-thinking leaders how to transform local, regional, or state economies and supercharge a community’s revitalization effort to attract jobs, investment, and residents. Offering practical, real-world solutions, the authors identify the steps that communities of all sizes can implement to create a roadmap for sustainable economic success.

According to Patten, “Too many people make economic development success challenging. It doesn’t need to be. It’s not rocket science. But it is an art with plenty of technicalities associated with its successful implementation. Our book breaks down the challenges for the reader to comprehend. It will help policymakers and community leaders hit the ground running by modeling strategy, tactics, and best practices from across the nation and help guide their future success.” Jay Garner commented, “Helping work with community leaders who do not do economic development as their day job has been a passion of mine for four decades. I’ve always believed that it is incumbent on the economic development, chamber of commerce professional and city/county manager to help his or her leadership understand the complexities of successful economic development efforts. This book gets you there.”

The book is published by Kindle Direct Press (KDP) and can be purchased through Amazon as either an eBook or in paperback. To purchase the book in either formats, click the link here.

Co-authors Jay Garner or Ross Patten can customize a speaking event and book signing for your group. Bulk sales discounts are available. Contact Jay or Ross at for more information.

Whether you are a newly elected or appointed leader wondering where to start or a long-term policymaker looking to model today’s best practices, Economic Development Is Not for Amateurs! will show you the way.

Garner|Patten Partners