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- DescriptionSlow job growth, declining home values, a diminishing tax base, and concentrated poverty are but a few of the growing obstacles for well-established but struggling cities. Challenged by decades of globalization, techlogical change, and dramatic demographic shifts away from the urban core, these former industrial powerhouses, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, have been eclipsed by burgeoning American cities with a viable niche in the new ecomy. In Retooling for Growth , experts present new frameworks, cutting-edge analysis, and invative policy solutions for the nation's government, business, civic, and community leaders to sculpt a sustainable and supportable ecomy for older industrial areas. The unique focus on rehabilitating weak market cities outlines ideas for reshaping the role of public agencies, the workforce, business organizations, and techlogy. Implementation of these measures addresses challenges such as fostering entrepreneurship, reducing poverty and inequality, and maintaining and augmenting the number of skilled professionals who reside and work in a community, among others. This collection of essays offers practical, achievable strategies for revitalizing industrial areas and building upon the potential of existing but overlooked resources of ecomic, physical, and cultural significance. In this important volume, leading authorities provide a thought-provoking analysis of healthy ecomic development practices for both public and private sectors.
- Author BiographyRichard M. McGahey is a program officer in the Economic Development Unit at the Ford Foundation, New York, USA. Jennifer S.Vey is a fellow in Metropolitan Policy program at Brookings, Washington, D.C., USA. Kenneth Lewis is the chairman of Bank of America, USA. Edward Rendell is the governor of Pennsylvania, USA.
- PublisherBrookings Institution
- Date of Publication01/03/2008
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationWashington DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrookings Institution
- Content Noteblack & white tables, figures
- Weight762 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byJennifer S. Vey,Richard M. McGahey
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