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dc.contributor.authorKim, Jeong Hoen_US
dc.description.abstractGangwon province has suffered from low rate of regional economic growth, resulting inexodus of locally well educated young workforce and thus, losing vitality and sense of hope.The situation will aggravate unless one turns the tide upside down. Now it appears that thetime has come for the province to do it since the Korean government announced the greengrowth strategies last year. This paper strongly suggests that Gangwon province may haveto shift its regional development strategy in order to ride on the green wave and should notmiss the opportunity to make up for the stagnant growth that it has experienced over the lastten or more years.The paper has four objectives in mind; the first one is to briefly investigate why the regionaleconomic growth has been slow to the extent that it cannot absorb even the locallytrained/educated high quality work force.Secondly it critically reviews major policies and programs being initiated by, and embeddedwith, the provincial government. Various efforts have been made to revitalize region’seconomy, e.g., promoting tourism and high-tech and green ocean businesses, inducement ofmanufacturing firms from outside, and etc.Thirdly it suggests ways to increase value added of such prevailing industries as tourism,agriculture and service sector. Simultaneously it strongly argues that the province ought toutilize ‘naturally endowed green resources,’ water, forest and mining resources in particular.The final section of the paper focuses on green growth strategies, beginning with adiscussion of locally initiated renewable energy production. Gangwon province is forerunnerwith respect to renewable energy, being led by wind power, biomass and hydro electricpower. There remains much room for further development of renewable energy in theprovince. The discussion then explores green growth strategies at the national level andidentifies a number of projects consistent with, and conceivably matching with, the
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aOrdnungspolitische Diskurse |x2010-05en_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Entwicklungen_US
dc.titleSpatial planning and economic development in border region: The experiences of Gangwon Province, Koreaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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