New Report: Place-Based Funding and Economic Opportunity in Smaller Cities

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A new report entitled Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities documents study visits to Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Rochester, New York; and Grand Rapids, Michigan - all cities that have experienced some revitalization since the sharp national decline in economic activity during the late 2000s. The aim of the report is to help guide representatives of organizations that fund projects in specific geographic areas - often referred to as "place based funders." These funders can play an important role in helping residents of growing cities access broader economic opportunity.