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Community Wealth Building at the State and Local Level, paper produced for Prof. Steve Elkin, Dept. of Government

“As a result of increasing economic instability, communities across the nation are disappearing, urban and rural alike. Cities like Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are shadows of the great industrial cities they once were, suffering from urban blight and decay. Small, rural towns are not immune either from the erosion of the stable industry and secure jobs that once propped them up. These cities, towns, and the communities that comprise them are trying to stem these declines but it is an arduous process. However, it is neither an impossible endeavor nor one that requires a complete displacement or upheaval of the community.”

Read more from David Zuckerman’s report “Community Wealth Building at the State and Local Level” below.

Publication date: 2008-11-30
Publisher: University of Maryland
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