Sunday, May 11, 2008

Rust Belt Knowledge Economy

Read about the common economic struggles of cities in Ohio and Pennsylvania:

Sixty-five urban areas around the United States are having trouble making the transition from an industrial-based economy to a knowledge-based one, and are struggling in the global economy. Pennsylvania and Ohio have more of them than any other state: Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia; Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Mansfield, Youngstown and Warren. But it's a national phenomenon: Detroit; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Oakland, Calif.; and St. Louis are also suffering from slow employment growth, a diminishing tax base, aging infrastructure.

Just how big is the shrinking cities network?

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