Innovations in older cities

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A new national report explores how to revitalize older urban cities. The report focuses on innovations in Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

In Cleveland, the report cites the work of the Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network (WIRE-Net) that helps companies stay competitive. While the region as a whole experienced a 21% decline in manufacturing jobs between 1993 in 2000 the Westside community experienced a 9% increase.

WIRE-Net represents a national model for developing effective manufacturing assistance programs. For two years I was privileged to us to sit on the wire net a board. Read more. You can download the report from this page.

Visit the WIRE-Net site.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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