Poverty Remains a Stronger Force Than Gentrification
economic improvements in inner cities largely a result of gentrification, with
longtime residents being “pushed out” by wealthy newcomers? While this belief
is common, several new studies show that low-income residents are no more
likely to leave gentrifying neighborhoods than they are to leave other
neighborhoods. ICIC’s Kim Zeuli and Liz Holden argue that instead of fighting
gentrification, cities should adopt data-driven strategies to manage its impacts and ensure that all residents benefit from economic growth and urban
revitalization. Read more.
On Economic Downturns
and Autonomous Cars: Insights from a Detroit Business Journalist
As a senior reporter for Crain’s Detroit Business, Dustin
Walsh has been a firsthand witness to the tumultuous changes Detroit’s economy
has faced in recent years. Walsh, who will moderate a CEO panel at Paving
a Path to Growth, a workshop hosted by Staples and ICIC on February 11 in
Detroit, recently spoke with ICIC’s Eliza LaJoie about the future of
Detroit’s economy and business community. Read more.
In 2016, we’re excited to launch a new blog campaign, City
Close Up. Each month we’ll focus on a different city and highlight our past
work, showcase some of the businesses that are creating jobs and strengthening
inner city economies, and share insights on the economic forces impacting their
inner cities. Read
more about the campaign and join the conversation on Twitter using #CityCloseUp.
What Works: Through
Workforce Initiatives, Conexus Indiana Guides Cluster Development
Indiana’s Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics cluster has
helped make the state’s economy strong, but a shortage of skilled workers
threatened the industry. Conexus Indiana has leveraged regional and statewide
workforce development initiatives to spur growth in the cluster, as discussed
in January’s What Works Case Study and corresponding blog post.
Announcements & Careers
dynamic Boston-based team is growing! The Research & Advisory team is
hiring at multiple levels: Senior Associate, Senior Analyst, Analyst and
Intern. Learn more.
- Our next CEO Series Webinar will take place on
February 24, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. In Designing
an Engaging Workspace to Increase Productivity, Sally Augustin, PhD,
principal at Design With Science, will share her expertise on how office space
and design can drive employee productivity. Learn more and register.
- On February 11 in Detroit, Staples and ICIC will
present the Paving a Path to Growth
workshop.The event will feature
a discussion with top Inner City 100 companies moderated by Crain’s Detroit
Business reporter Dustin Walsh. Follow us on Twitter during the event and on
our blog after for key insights from our panelists.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, entrepreneurs from all 50 states
have the opportunity to step away from day-to-day operations and focus on
growth. We are accepting aplications for our upcoming Fall 2016 Class at
Babson College, and the application deadline is April 20. Visit the 10,000
Small Businesses website for more information at www.10KSBapply.com, or check ICIC’s
website for information about upcoming informational webinars here.