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Anchor institutions and local economic development through procurement : an analysis of strategies to stimulate the growth of local and minority enterprises through supplier linkages

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dc.contributor.advisor Karl F. Seidman. en_US
dc.contributor.author De La O, Iris Marlene en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-10T16:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-10T16:47:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73848
dc.description Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-82). en_US
dc.description.abstract Anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities are increasingly engaging in community and economic development initiatives in their host cities. Annually, these institutions spend millions of dollar on a variety of goods services. If these dollars were redirected to purchasing local and to minority-owned firms, the anchors' purchasing power could have enormous impacts on the local and regional economies. The thesis examines two case studies of anchor institutions, the University of Pennsylvania and University Hospitals, which engaged in community and economic development in their cities. It particularly examines the strategies developed to successfully implement procurement programs that enabled the growth of local and minority-owned firms. The thesis seeks to understand how cities like Springfield, Massachusetts, with high unemployment and poverty rates, could utilize anchor institutions to stimulate local economic development. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Iris Marlene De La O. en_US
dc.format.extent 82 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.title Anchor institutions and local economic development through procurement : an analysis of strategies to stimulate the growth of local and minority enterprises through supplier linkages en_US
dc.title.alternative Analysis of strategies to stimulate the growth of local and minority enterprises through supplier linkages en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 811249392 en_US


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