Discussion Paper

Towards a more prosperous Springfield, Massachusetts: project introduction and motivation

Abstract: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has committed to supporting ongoing efforts at the state and local levels to revitalize the City of Springfield, Massachusetts. Drawing upon its analytical capabilities, its experience working with community organizations and earlier research on poverty in Springfield, the Bank seeks to develop strategies that will enable Springfield residents, particularly those living in impoverished neighborhoods in and near downtown, to participate more fully in the Springfield economy and the revitalization process. The Bank?s efforts are also intended to complement the development of an economic vision for Springfield that is currently being undertaken by the civic think tank, MassINC, as well as efforts by Massachusetts and Springfield public officials and the local business community to attract jobs to the City.

Keywords: Cities and towns - Massachusetts; Economic conditions - Massachusetts;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers

Publication Date: 2009

Number: 2009-01