On This PageJuly 2000, No. 155a

Emerging Urban Markets in the Midwest (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 06/22/00

Midwest cities began to turn around their fortunes in the 1990s, not through outside assistance but by building on their inherent advantages and by virtue of favorable trends. In the first quarter 2000, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a series of conferences on the potential of emerging innercity markets. Conference participants represented a wide range of stakeholders, including private business organizations, public and nonprofit agencies and academics. This Fed Letter summarizes the discussions and highlights the issues presented during these conferences.