Thursday, May 31, 2012
There are a growing number of urban amd rural cities whose financial condition grows weaker by the day. You know, cities like East Cleveland, OH, or Lawrence, MA, whose troubles were profiled in the New York Times yesterday. The Boston Magazine labeled, Lawerence, MA, the " most God-forsaken place in MA". a horrible, and truly replusive way to describe a struggling, municipal city. Due to significant federal and state cutbacks in allocations in city governments, the decline in tax revenues, among other things, have placed numerous cities on fiscal emergency and fiscal watch status. Stay tuned on more critical insight.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Economic Development for the People? Often, it is said in the economic development realm, that the result of economic development planning and programs, is to bring jobs,and enhance the quality of life for residents who are most impacted by such strategies and designs, but has that been really true? Maybe downtown, but what about uptown? Do low-income residents benefit or is it just what they spend leaves the community and does not return? Just thinking.