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Community-Led Economic Regeneration – What Can We Learn From Cleveland, Ohio?

Krystian Seibert writes in Probono Australia an article titled “Community-Led Economic Regeneration – What Can We Learn From Cleveland, Ohio?” Probono Australia highlights the needs and lessons from the Evergreen Coops:

The surprising US presidential election result has been met with an avalanche of analysis over what led to Donald Trump’s shock victory. One reason, which has popped up over and over again, is that segments of the “working class” in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania felt “left behind” by the economic system and that Trump’s victory was partly a backlash against economic inequality and dislocation in the US.

 

States such as Ohio and Pennsylvania were once centres of industry, but in many parts of these states, factories have shut down and thousands of jobs have gone with them, some overseas.

 

Globalisation has led to economic growth in the United States – but this growth and its associated employment has been uneven and often concentrated in places that can seize the opportunities of the “new economy”. We hear a lot about the rise of Silicon Valley, but while it has been booming, many parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania have been going bust.

Read more in Probono Australia.

Publication date: 2016-10-31
Parent publication: Probono Australia
Publication URL: Community-Led Economic Regeneration – What Can We Learn From Cleveland, Ohio?

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