What do we mean by economic benefit and harm?
___You divide economic consequences into community economic consequences and commercial economic consequences
___In looking at community economic consequences, you consider both money issues, such as the community's ability to attract business, and other issues, such as:
- Job opportunities
- Health issues
- Quality of life
- Opportunities for children
- Cultural life
- The civic climate
In looking at commercial economic consequences, you consider both money issues, such as tax breaks for new businesses, and other issues, such as:
- Good schools
- Job training or skills training programs
- Environmental preservation
Why should you demonstrate economic benefit or harm?
___Economic arguments are the most powerful for most people and organizations
___Economic issues affect everyone in the community
___Economic arguments are usually straightforward and realtively easy to understand
When should you demonstrate economic benefit or harm?
___You are advocating for a new law or change of policy
___You are opposing a new law or change of policy
___You are advocating for an action or policy that has clear economic benefits
___You are opposing an action or policy that has clear economic drawbacks
___Your advocacy involves controversial issues
___You are trying to alert the public to the importance of an issue
___You are engaged in community planning
How do you demonstrate economic benefit or harm?
___You do the research
___You determine the short- and long-term economic consequences of the action or policy in question
___You analyze those consequences
___You make the economic connections
___You define your audience
___You frame and deliver your advocacy message with the audience in mind