Publication Date

1-1-2014

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.

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Download 1. Introduction / Edward W. (Ned) Hill (224 KB)

Download 2. Midwestern Urban and Regional Responses to Global Economic Transition / William M. Bowen and Kelly L. Kinahan (227 KB)

Download 3. Can Tax Expenditures Stimulate Growth in Rust Belt Cities? / Benjamin Y. Clark (236 KB)

Download 4. The Evolution of Clusters and Implications for the Revival of Old Industrial Cities / Haifeng Qian (405 KB)

Download 5. Stop Shovelling / Joel A. Elvery (246 KB)

Download 6. Distinctly Cleveland / Gregory M. Sadlek and Joan Chase (277 KB)

Download 7. How Energy Policy Enabled the Decline of Midwestern Cities, and How It Can Contribute to Their Rehabilitation / Andrew R. Thomas (339 KB)

Download 8. Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Chinese Markets / Chieh-Chen Bowen (235 KB)

Download 9. Barriers and Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in Older Industrial Regions / Ziona Austrian and Merissa C. Piazza (276 KB)

Download 10. Reasons for Misgivings about Local Economic Development Initiatives / William M. Bowen and Chang-Shik Song (261 KB)

Download 11. Lost a Step / David R. Elkins (294 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Edward W. (Ned) 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. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880994774

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