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Press Coverage of "Revitalizing America's Smaller Legacy Cities"

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Last week Greater Ohio Policy Center, in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, published our latest report, “Revitalizing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities: Strategies for Postindustrial Success from Gary to Lowell”. In the report, GOPC’s Torey Hollingsworth and Alison Goebel examine the trajectories of 24 smaller legacy cities across 7 states from 2000 to 2015 and identify strategies that are contributing to progress in these small to mid-sized legacy cities.

Since its release, the report has garnered attention from media outlets, city practitioners, and fellow researchers alike. Below is a wrap-up of the media coverage of the report to date.

Read the the Columbus Dispatch op-ed written by report co-author, Torey Hollingsworth, on investing in Ohio's legacy cities. 
 

Press Coverage:

Report Looks at Revitalization, Reinvestment Strategies for Smaller Legacy Cities
Hannah News Network 9/6/2017

The Overlooked Cities of the Rust Belt
CityLab.com
9/5/2017

State of Labor: Compared to nation, Ohio jobs grow more slowly
Dayton Daily News
9/5/2017

3 Keys to Revival in Small Cities
RIS Media
9/4/2017

Report: Lancaster city's revitalization is model for other small cities
Lancaster Online
9/1/2017

Report Outlines Ways for Smaller Legacy Cities to Grow
Builder Online
9/29/2017

Albany a post-industrial success story, study finds
Albany Times Union
- 8/29/2017

How the Economy Has Changed in 24 Small Legacy Cities in the U.S.
Next City
- 8/29/2017

Report lays out strategies to revitalize smaller legacy cities
Business Insider
- 8/29/2017

 

Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Jeopardized

As you may know, the Ohio Senate has unveiled a proposal to put a 2-year freeze on Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects beginning this July. The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit has been an important tool in revitalizing Ohio’s communities and strengthening our metro economies. We need to keep this going to create jobs and vibrant communities in which people want to live and work. Why is the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits program good for Ohio?

1. Job Creation. Since the start of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program in 2007, more than 21,000 permanent jobs and more than 20,000 construction jobs have been created.

2. Economic Development. Every $1 of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit will leverage at least $6.71 in investment. This proposed moratorium will kill major revitalization projects that are already in the pipeline and underway but not yet complete and it will put the entire program in jeopardy.

Please email your senator TODAY and tell him or her why this moratorium is a bad idea for your community and for Ohio and ask the committee to remove the proposal from the Senate Budget Bill. You can find your senator’s contact information here:   http://www.ohiosenate.gov/senate/members/senate-directory