Economic Development

Recent Projects:

Machine Learning and Social Network-Based Corruption Detection from Communication Dynamics in Local Economic Development projects


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.