Create a SWOT analysis of the location you have chosen for your Case Study Project. A SWOT analysis is an assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing this city/ town. Feel free to look up examples of SWOT analyses online to help you with this project. This analysis will become a part of your final project, so it would be wise to heavily invest in the process of creating this SWOT. In your bibliography, be sure to include any resources that you found helpful in explaining the SWOT analysis. This may help your peers who are struggling with creating their own SWOT analysis, and it will help you all as you approach the final stage in your case study project.
Locality and business development is an important part of community economic development. During this module/week, we will explore types of development and the role of community-based organizations. You will be challenged this week to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that face your locale. This analytical process is an important part of developing into capable economic developers and community leaders.
- Leigh & Blakely: chs. 8–9
- McDonald: ch. 4
Create a SWOT analysis of the location you have chosen for your Case Study Project. A SWOT analysis is an assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing this city/ town. Fe
Each student’s input should include a very brief description of the main theses of the readings but MOST of the entry should focus on drawing out certain themes that incited their emotions, insights, thoughts, and/or curiosities. Students are expected to read or view the assigned material designated in the course outline before posting to weekly Discussion Forums. Students are expected to complete all Discussion Board posts on time. Guidelines and grading criteria for student postings, or “netiquette”1) In order to receive full credit for Discussion Forum postings, you should follow all of these guidelines: • Your response must be both relevant to the lecture slides and readings, as well as substantial (demonstrates a thoughtful, informed response) in 400-500 words. No brief, off-the-top-of-your-head responses). • You are required to make specific references to the course materials being discussed (i.e., ALL of the assigned readings). • Your response should be original, not rehashed from lecture slides. • If you answer something simply to the effect of “I agree,” you will receive zero credit. • I will occasionally provide individual feedback each week on the grading of Discussion Forum posts. However, I can also provide individualized feedback in response to individual requests, including if you want feedback prior to posting. Brief feedback will be emailed, but more detailed feedback can be provided during office hours. Discussion topic: Intersectionality of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality