Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

As it transitions away from manufacturing, the city relies more on service jobs, like in call centers or nursing homes. But they don’t pay well. So local officials are looking for something — anything — that gives the city an identity, a way to distinguish itself.

One of them, quite modestly, is geography. Some trucking distribution companies have come to Springfield because it’s convenient to two big interstates. And incomes did tick up last year. But that doesn’t get Springfield closer to the knowledge economy of tech or finance or design.

Via Uri Berliner/NPR.

Think Big Sacramento To Unveil “Nexus Report” On September 8

Proposed Sacramento Downtown Arena Complex

Think Big Sacramento will unveil its “Nexus Report” for the proposed Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC), aka Downtown Arena, to the public at The Grand Plaza Halls (1025 Ninth Street, Sacramento) on 8 September 2011 (at NOON PST).

Notable guests, including Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, State Senator Ted Gaines and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, will be on hand to discuss the new strategy to build a new sports arena in Downtown Sacramento, keep the Sacramento Kings sports franchise, and help stimulate the regional economy.

For further reading on the project, please read the Economic Engine Report (PDF) and the Capital Corridor Impact Report (PDF).

[image via Think Big Sacramento]