11.09.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

South by North Strategies To Author Book On Regional Analysis

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 9, 2012) – South by North Strategies, Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a publishing agreement with M.E. Sharpe, Inc. to author a book about regional economic and social analysis. The book has the working title Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis and is scheduled for release in late 2013.

“This book project is a natural outgrowth of South by North Strategies’ consulting work and research in the areas of economic and social policy,” said John Quinterno, a principal with South by North Strategies, Ltd. and the author of the book. “The goal of the book is demystify regional economic and social data and analysis through clear, concise explanations of fundamental concepts, sources, and methods and through the use of practical examples based on actual American metropolitan regions.”

Running the Numbers ideally will benefit any curious reader, and the hope is to craft a practical guide that will assist regional elected officials, public administrators, business executives, and journalists, as well as the staff members and senior managers of nongovernmental and philanthropic organizations,” added Quinterno. “The book also will be of great value to students in a broad range of academic disciplines related to public affairs.”

The book’s publisher will be M.E. Sharpe, Inc., an award-winning independent publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities, including titles in economics, business, political science, management, public administration, and history. The firm is located in Armonk, NY. Harry Briggs, executive editor, acquired the manuscript for M.E. Sharpe.

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