For half a century, de-industrialization, capital flight, racial segregation, and austerity policies have ravaged communities across the United States. The federal government has failed to act decisively to reverse these trends. In the void, state and local economic development policy is playing an increasingly important role in the effort to create jobs and economic growth. How well are these policies addressing the legacies of de-industrialization, racism, and poverty in America’s distressed cities? This conference aims to bring together cutting-edge research on state and local economic development policy in the U.S., with a focus on distressed cities.
Where: The Neighborhood Center: 278 Kaighn Ave. Camden, NJ 08103
Date & Time
April 19, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm