What is Economic Development? - Definition & Examples


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In general, economic development focuses on _____________.

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1. Economic development projects include _____________.

2. How can we measure the effectiveness of economic development projects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does economic development happen at the local, state, and federal levels? What kind of projects come about as a result of economic development? These are the main questions you'll be tested on in this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll also want to know how economic development projects are funded and how we measure the effectiveness of economic development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of the following:

  • The goals of economic development
  • Types of economic development projects
  • How the effectiveness of economic development projects is measured
  • How economic development projects are funded

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related economic development lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of economic development in different contexts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about economic development

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, What is Economic Development? - Definition & Examples. The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Learn about the different objectives of economic development projects
  • Discover the three major categories of economic development projects
  • Understand how the effectiveness of projects is measured
  • Identify the ways by which economic development projects are funded