Professor Leigh weighs in on 2015’s most and least recession-recovered cities

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To measure the progress of local economies since the financial crisis and how much work remains to be done in the name of recovery, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 17 key economic indicators. They spoke to experts for advice on what policymakers, businesses and citizens can focus on in order to achieve recovery. Nancey Green Leigh, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, weighed in. 

"Cities are part of larger economies: regional, national and global economies and they are subject to the economic forces of those economies," she says. "Cities will weather downturns emanating from those larger economies better by making strategic decisions (1) to promote diversified economies, (2) develop anchor economic activities that are always in demand, and (3) create a high quality of life for employees and business owners."

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economic development, Economy, expert interview, nancey green leigh, wallethub
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  • Created On: Oct 6, 2015 - 5:23am
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