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Commentary on “Competitors and Cooperators: A Micro-Level Analysis of Regional Economic Development Collaboration Networks”

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Christiana McFarland is program director for finance and economic development and manager of research in the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities. Her professional interests include local and regional economic development, global competitiveness, business development, entrepreneurship, and municipal finance. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in policy analysis and research, both from George Washington University. She currently is working toward her doctorate at Virginia Tech in local economic development policy.
E-mail:mcfarland@nlc.org

J. Katie McConnell is senior associate for finance and economic development in the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities. Her professional interests include small business development, entrepreneurship, and workforce development. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Saint Joseph's University. She currently is working toward a master's degree in urban and regional planning at Virginia Tech.
E-mail:mcconnell@nlc.org

Christopher Hoene is director of the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities, where he oversees efforts to identify, research, and share innovative local practices and trends on subjects including public finance, economic development, housing, sustainability, infrastructure, and regional governance. He holds a doctorate in political science and a master's degree in public policy from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
E-mail:hoene@nlc.org

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