Thursday, August 19th, 2010
My latest post is online at New Geography. It’s called “Stuck in the 90′s” and extends some of the ideas I’ve written about here regarding economic changes over the last couple decades. The 1990′s really were a great decade for job growth in America’s tier one cities. The 2000′s were a different story entirely. These places would be well served to start focusing as much on the basics of job creation as they do on glamour projects.
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