Kensley Enterprises is pleased to make available for your reading pleasure its new informative, enlightening, and educational two (2) book capacity-building urbanregional collection.

The  content and context of this MUST-READ three (3) books in the series are based on over 40 years of information-based, knowledge-based and experiential-based capacity-building in the practice of fiscally-responsible urban economic development in cities and regions throughout America.

As cities and urbanregions are increasingly becoming the place of choice for many major tech-based corporations and tech-intensive businesses, growing numbers of high-skilled, tech-savvy members and potential members of the labor force are following their lead for employment. The demographic trends are currently heavy with millennials, to which generations x, y, and z are expected to follow at least over the next decade and into the indefinite future.

Consequently, as cities and urbanregions begin welcoming this increasing growth in technology-driven business activity, population and workers, so will the demands on public infrastructure and essential public human, social and quality of life services.

The associated growth in demand will require growth in fiscal revenue capacity to pay for them even with the current strain of recurring annual revenue growth lagging behind annual expenditures in many instances.

These fiscal challenges become even more severe for those cities and urbanregions still struggling to recover from the great recession of 2007, and now facing the prospects of another recession within the foreseeable future.

Kensley Enterprises is acutely aware that cities and urbanregional competing in the 21st century technology-driven global economy cannot win future fiscal and economic development growth battles relying solely on old, and in many cases, obsolete technologies, techniques, tools, strategies and practices used in the 20th century manufacturing-based economy.


The Strategic HOW TO’s …

Associated with Sustainable” Green” Community Economic Development

…Strategic Integration and Practical Applications of  Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Sustainability Technologies and Techniques Associated with Community and Economic Development Practices…

Two Volume Handbook Set:

Volume I:Graphic Visual Illustrator which covers over 100+ illustrations

Volume II: Textbook – Workbook including descriptions, processes & exercises


Kensley Enterprises prides itself on understanding emerging trends, opportunities, challenges and problem-solving in relationship to current and NEXT GENERATION FISCAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (FED) GROWTH.  It engages in a shared-relationship with its customers about the important related and interrelated factors, elements, influences and dynamics within the context of cities and the urbanregional built environment in two distinct customer-friendly ways.

  1. Our direct management and technical assistance services are provided through various consulting options which focus on direct hands-on service delivery to our client base in a customer-friendly problem-solving manner; and
  2. Our information sharing is undertaken primarily through published products made available to our customers on a demand basis.

Currently, Kensley Enterprises is presenting its urbanregional book collection in the form of three different books written in three different formats at three different levels of details for the benefit of forward-thinking thought leaders (including professionals, academics and students) particularly in public policymaking, fiscal management, business management, economic development and urbanregional planning.


  Y2020 and BEYOND:


This book is a quick-read point of reference document which is succinctly and telegraphically written with emphasis on key fundamental aspects of the technological and demographic growth dynamics and influences on next generation fiscal and economic development growth. The information is presented in a thought-provoking manner designed to trigger next generation fiscal and economic development growth. It places heavy emphasis on growth-enabling public policymaking and prioritization within the local decision-making process.  THE PRIMER is an introductory or executive summary – type document which telegraphically scans and reflects a much more detailed and voluminous textbook version of the same subject.

Price: $29.95


Overcoming the Triple 2020 Pandemic Challenges to Tax Base Growth


Three phenomenal pandemics are occurring during the first ten months of 2020 which continue to bring disruptions to cities and their fiscal and economic development growth dynamics.  These three disruptors to the status quo include the coronavirus pandemic, the pandemic-driven recession, and the systemic and institutionalized racial pandemic of inequality, inequity, and injustice. Economic disparities are the underlying foundational conditions for the disproportionate losses which people and communities of color suffer during this particular pandemic, recession but from socioeconomic disparities in general.

 However, like the tax base of cities, the negative fiscal and economic disproportionality experienced by people and communities of color began many years and decades ago. This recovery is now forcing us to pursue an inclusive, resilient and sustainable fiscal and economic development growth recovery goal for all… from it currently and the preceding economic downturns as well.

The primary objective of this book is to facilitate critical thinking about the profound effects and influences these three pandemic forces exert on the fiscal and economic well-being of all. A more important goal is to spark the immediate beginning to inclusive pro-growth corrective actions to overcome them. The book focuses attention on the Fierce Urgency of Now for next-generation growth-oriented leadership, policies, programs, tools, techniques, and strategies. New Normals trends are already becoming evident from these fiscal and economic dynamics.

This book is an absolute “must-read” for all of those parties essential to the city’s fiscal and economic development growth, and that of urbanregional communities and economies which also struggle to recover from these triple simultaneous shock waves. The Fierce Urgency of Now is to build an inclusive, resilient and sustainable “fiscal and economic development growth culture” with the capacity to energize tax base redevelopment and recovery of cities and urbanregional communities and economies throughout the nation.

A key role of local economic developers is to serve as a catalytic force in facilitating fiscal, jobs, and economic development growth of the city’s tax base. An additive “all-hands-on-deck economic redevelopment and recovery culture for all” is now essential and should be inclusive of the following: mayors and city council members, county managers and county commissioners, planning and zoning officials, business, labor, education, civic, community development, and faith-based leaders as the supporting cast of “policy-making economic developers”. Their functions are in support of the leadership of their experienced economic development professionals and practitioners.  These unique triple transformative events will make it necessary to employ such New Normal game-changing approaches in innovation and innovativeness throughout recovery efforts.

This book focuses in detail on key influences of these three pandemic-like forces within the context of the city, urbanregional communities, local economic development and the New Normals arising from them.

  • Impacts and Implications for Economic Development Techniques, Technologies, Strategies, and Practices
  • Impacts and Implications for Business Retention, Attraction and Start-Ups and Serial Development
  • Impacts and Implications of the Recovery on State and Local Government Enabled-Tax Incentive Tools
  • New Economic Recovery Triage: Workouts and Turnarounds of Distressed Business and Real Estate Assets
  • New Economic Recovery Workout Glossary: Key Pandemic, Financial, Bankruptcy/Reorganization Terms

(Orders can be taken for the book which is to be released and delivered to the purchaser within the next 30 days.)

Price: $39.95

Authored By: Kenneth Dobson