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IWR Publishes Regional Economic Development Procedures Handbook

Published March 17, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA—March 17, 2011. IWR has published the latest Regional Economic Development (RED) Procedures Handbook. This handbook provides Corps planners with the basic concepts, methods and procedures to integrate RED effects into water resources decision making. It is part of the Planning Guidance Improvement Program, and it serves as a tool for the Corps Planning Community of Practice.

The RED Handbook is one in a series of important resource documents for performing comprehensive economic analysis within the Corps Civil Works program. It also supports the application of collaborative planning as presented in EC-1105-409, “Planning in a Collaborative Environment.” By helping Corps planners to carry out RED analyses, this handbook supports robust assessments of the regional effects of water resources issues and solutions.

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