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December 15, 2017
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Gateway Cities In Focus
(2007-06-13)
(wfcr) - Researchers and policy makers in Massachusetts have been focussing recently on what are called Gateway Cities: eleven cities outside Boston -- including Springfield, Holyoke, and Pittsfield -- that used to be vibrant manufacturing hubs. But for the last few decades, these urban areas have faced a declining economy, struggling public schools, and increasing poverty. A new report -- sponsored by the non-profit MASS Inc., and the Washington D.C., based Brookings Institution -- makes the case that unless the state pays more attention to these gateway cities, the entire commonwealth is at risk of economic decline. WFCR's Karen Brown reports.
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