Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Area

2008. Richard M. McGahey (ed.), Jennifer S. Vey (ed.)

Many of America's older industrial cities—particularly in the Northeast and Midwest--have struggled to meet the challenges of globalization, technological change, and demographic shifts. This collection of essays offers practical, achievable strategies for revitalizing industrial areas and building upon overlooked resources of economic, physical, and cultural significance. In this volume, planners, government officials, and urban policy experts provide a thought-provoking analysis of healthy economic development practices for both public and private sectors in these older industrial areas.  The volume addresses challenges such as how to foster entrepreneurship in these environments, reduce poverty and inequality, and maintain and augment the number of skilled professionals who reside and work in these communities.


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