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作者 McGahey, Richard M
書名 Retooling for Growth : Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas
出版項 Washington DC : Brookings Institution Press, 2008
©2008
國際標準書號 9780815755579 (electronic bk.)
9780815755562
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (457 pages)
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附註 Front Cover -- Jacket Flap -- Title Page -- Copyright Information -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Part One: Frameworks -- Regional Economic Development in Theory and Practice -- Revitalizing America's Older Industrial Cities: A State Agenda for Change -- The Talent Imperative for Older Industrial Areas -- Been Down So Long: Weak-Market Cities and Regional Equity -- Effective Chambers of Commerce: A Key to Regional Economic Prosperity -- Part Two: Analytics -- Understanding Economically Distressed Cities -- Placing Labor Center-Stage in Industrial City Revitalization -- Occupational Clusters, Employment, and Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers -- Manufacturing, Regional Prosperity, and Public Policy -- Part Three: Policy and Practice -- What Makes a Good Economic Development Deal? -- The Reality of Economic Development in Older Industrial Cities: The Practitioner's Perspective -- Workforce Development Strategies for Older Industrial Cities: Toward a New Approach -- Promoting Inclusive Economic Renewal in Older Industrial Cities -- The Market-Building Potential of Development Finance in Older Industrial Cities -- Appendix: Report of the 106th American Assembly -- Contributors -- Index -- Back Cover
A Brookings Institution Press and American Assembly publication Slow 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, technological 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 economy. In Retooling for Growth, experts present new frameworks, cutting-edge analysis, and innovative policy solutions for the nation's government, business, civic, and community leaders to sculpt a sustainable and supportable economy 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 technology. 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 economic, physical, and cultural significance. In this important volume, leading authorities provide a thought-provoking analysis of healthy economic development practices for both public and private sectors
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: McGahey, Richard M. Retooling for Growth : Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas Washington DC : Brookings Institution Press,c2008 9780815755562
主題 United States - Economic conditions - 2001-2009 - Regional disparities
Electronic books
Alt Author Vey, Jennifer S
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