Central Business District Retail Clustering Analysis Using North American Industrial Classification System [NACIS] Codes


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Utilizing NACIS codes to determine business clustering opportunities is a simple and effective analytical tool used by the author in numerous business district revitalization studies. Click:NACIS Clustering


Model Community Emergency Response Team [CERT] Organization Chart and Training for Effective Operations


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model-community-emergency-response-team Click for recommendations on CERT organization and training for effective emergency and disaster operations when emergency first responders are temporarily unable to respond on scene.

How to Defeat and Reform the Regulatory Bureaucracy and Create Shovel Ready Projects


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Click for recommendations, based on author’s real estate development experience, on how to defeat and reform regulatory bureaucracy to stimulate economic development and make US businesses more globally competitive. Click here.how-to-defeat-and-reform-the-regulatory-bureaucracy-and-create-shovel-ready-projects-copy

US Small Business Development Center Program: A Critical Critique


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US Small Business Development Center Program: Critical Critique. Click for a report on why this government program should be eliminated or reformed.


Notes on Organizing and Commanding a State Guard Infantry Company


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Click here for notes, observations, comments and suggestions on organizing and commanding a state guard infantry company based on author’s experiences.


News Release–Call For Studies


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Call for Applied Government Studies

Immediate Release

June 5, 2014

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The Applied Government Studies Center invites reports for publication with practical application to government administration or policy making at any level of government, civilian or military. Case studies, cost/benefit analysis, correlation analysis, operations research reports and related studies are welcomed.

The Applied Government Studies Center is an independent non-affiliated non-partisan website depository of selected government administration studies and reports, within the United States and international.

There are no style or format requirements, however reports should be written in English, be brief, clear, concise and have practical application to public administrators or policy makers.

The reports must not have been previously published in general public circulation. Previously published articles may be linked on the Center website with a summary introduction. There is no requirement for copyright transfer to the Center.

Reports must include a statement that the conclusions or opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Applied Government Studies Center.

Report findings or conclusions may be released to the news media with author’s consent.

Reports or link request must be sent electronically to charles@agscenter.org. Suitability for publication will be determined by the Center Director.


Check List for Early Retirement of Tax Increment Financing Projects




A highly successful TIF project could generate more tax revenue, or achieve lower improvement costs, than originally planned. In that fortunate event an early termination of the TIF district is required. Click  for a check list to follow when terminating a TIF project early.check-list-for-early-termination

Gudelines for Establishing a Local Business Loan Guarantee Program Secured by Bank Deposits


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Local loan guarantee funds can be effective tools for economic development. This report provides a model for such a program secured by bank deposits. Click here.guidelines-for-establishing-a-local-business-loan-guarantee-program-secured-by-bank-deposits

Gun Control Rebellion? An Analysis of Trends in Handgun Manufacturing for Domestic Sales Since Implementation of Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act


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This study introduces a new method of extrapolating trends in handgun and concealable hand gun sales from ATF data and the effect of the Brady Bill and elections on gun sales. You can download the report by clicking here: Gun Control Rebellion? An Analysis of Trends in Handgun Manufacturing for Domestic Sales Since Implementation of Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act