Economic Development

Recent Projects:

Machine Learning and Social Network-Based Corruption Detection from Communication Dynamics in Local Economic Development projects. (2019-2022)

Funded by FSU College of Social Science and Public Policy Collaborative Collision Seed Grant and CRC Committee on Faculty Research Support. Total award $24,685.

Brewing innovation: Are coffee houses brewing not only your morning latte, but also ideas and startups?

Funded by FSU CRC Planning Grant. Total award $12,264.


  1. Fang, L., Adelakun, F., & Goetemann, T. (in press). Brewing Entrepreneurship: Coffee and Startups. Journal of Planning Education and Research.
  2. Fang, L., & Slaper, T. (2021). Nowcasting Entrepreneurship: Urban Third Place versus the Creative Class. Sustainability.