Rust Belt Rebound
In the Midwest, many factory towns and manufacturing hubs have languished. Most of these heartland communities rely on traditional economic development strategies to reinvigorate their economies. Yet, evidence suggest traditional economic development tools may be ineffective compared to investments in quality of life and place. Rather than a return to the past, a Rust Belt Rebound may require a new community vision of what makes the Midwest a nice place to live and work.