Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Marcia Pledger.
Joel Kotkin, an expert on global, economic, political and social trends, says cities such as Cleveland have growth potential that areas like the Silicon Valley don’t have.
Kotkin argues that the term “Rust Belt,” generally used to describe once thriving industrial areas in the Great Lakes states, are now too often characterized by economic decline, population loss and urban decay.
A different story needs to be told, he said.
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Originally published April 22, 2015.