The Road through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity

Title

The Road through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity

Year

2014

DOI

10.17848/9780880994774

Abstract

The chapters in this book explore reasons for the decline of "Rust Belt" cities and the often innovative responses of local leaders and entrepreneurs that are helping to revive these areas.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (205 KB)

Download 6. Distinctly Cleveland: How the Arts are Helping to Revitalize Rust Belt Cities (248 KB)

Download 9. Barriers and Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in Older Industrial Regions (261 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Edward W. Hill
  2. Midwestern Urban and Regional Responses to Global Economic Transition / William M. Bowen and Kelly L. Kinahan
  3. Can Tax Expenditures Stimulate Growth in Rust Belt Cities? / Benjamin Y. Clark
  4. The Evolution of Clusters and Implications for the Revival of Old Industrial Cities / Haifeng Qian
  5. Stop Shovelling: A New Workforce Development Strategy to Promote Regional Prosperity / Joel A. Elvery
  6. Distinctly Cleveland: How the Arts are Helping to Revitalize Rust Belt Cities / Gregory M. Sadlek and Joan Chase
  7. How Energy Policy Enabled the Decline of Midwestern Cities, and How It Can Contribute to Their Rehabilitation / Andrew R. Thomas
  8. Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Chinese Markets: Why They Are Important and What Firms Need to Know / Chieh-Chen Bowen
  9. Barriers and Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in Older Industrial Regions / Ziona Austrian and Merissa C. Piazza
  10. Reasons for Misgivings about Local Economic Development Initiatives / William M. Bowen and Chang-Shik Song
  11. Lost a Step: The Great Lakes Region and Entrepreneurship / David R. Elkins

ISBN

9780880994767 (cloth) ; 9780880994750 (pbk.) ; 9780880994774 (ebook)

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies; Entrepreneurship and innovation; Regional policy and planning; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Road through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity

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Bowen, William M. ed. 2014. The Road through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780880994774