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Topic - Economic Revitalization

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Activities on the part of government, community-based organizations, or business groups to improve the economic health of an impoverished area are an important aspect of community development. Typically, such programs aim to entice businesses to relocate (or stay) in the economic development zone, improve the occupational and academic skills of local residents, encourage the creation and retention of new jobs, and encourage entrepreneurship and the formation of new businesses. A wide variety of tax credits, hiring subsidies, property improvement, and other incentives may be used.

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Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America's Older Industrial Cities (100%)
Jennifer S. Vey
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
May 1, 2007
Revitalizing Commerce for American Cities: A Practitioner's Guide to Urban Main Street Programs (99%)
Karl F. Seidman
Fannie Mae Foundation
September 1, 2004
To Be Strong Again: Renewing the Promise in Smaller Industrial Cities (96%)
Radhika Fox, Miriam Axel-Lute
July 1, 2008
Reconnecting Massachusetts Gateway Cities: Lessons Learned and an Agenda for Renewal (92%)
Mark Muro, John Schneider,David Warren, Eric McLean-Shinaman, Rebecca Sohmer, Benjamin Forman
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
February 1, 2007
Lessons and Limits: Tax Incentives and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Katrina (91%)
Robert P. Stoker, Michael J. Rich
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
August 1, 2006

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