S.T.A.R.T. stands for Strategic Training And Resource Targeting - a self-help approach to local economic development. Today's rapidly changing economic climate requires new strategies and processes for managing local economic development. In fact, the successful communities of the future will be those that are able to rely on local initiative and resources to tailor their own economic development strategies. S.TA.R.T. provides you with the necessary tools to determine your community's strengths and weaknesses, and helps you develop a strategic plan to improve your local economy.
(CPAR), Center for Public Affairs Research, "S.T.A.R.T. Economic Development: An Overview" (1989). Publications. 325.