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Are the large central cities of the Midwest reviving?


  • William A. Testa


Most central cities of the Midwest experienced revival in the 1990s in comparison with the previous two decades, according to such broad measures as population, employment, unemployment, and income. This article evaluates gains in light of the overall turnaround of the Midwest economy and finds that underlying urban/suburban differences in performance have not changed radically in most metropolitan areas.

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  • William A. Testa, 2001. "Are the large central cities of the Midwest reviving?," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q II, pages 2-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qii:p:2-14:n:v.25no.2

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