Industrial Cities Initiatives Papers and Research

Papers and publications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as other Reserve Banks, that examine issues endemic to older, generally smaller, cities.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Is Manufacturing Destiny for Midwest Industrial Cities? Presented by William Testa on February 28,2012

Economic Recovery: State of Manufacturing Presented by William Strauss on July 25,2012

Dealing with the Impact of Manufacturing Job Losses by Emily Engel and Susan Longworth, Chicago Fed Letter, May 2012, No. 298a

Industrial Cities Initiative Symposium Summary by Emily Engel and Susan Longworth, ProfitWise News and Views, August 2012

Why Are Manufacturers Struggling to Hire High-Skilled Workers? by Britton Lombardi and William Testa, Chicago Fed Letter, August 2011, No. 289

Manufacturing Plants' Use of Temporary Workers: An Analysis Using Census Micro Data by Yukako Ono and Daniel G. Sullivan, Working Paper, Revised February 2010

Midwest Manufacturing Project - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Housing Policy and Poverty in Springfield by Lynn E. Browne, Community Development Discussion Paper, February 2011, No. 2011-01

Does Springfield Receive Its Fair Share of Municipal Aid? Implications for Aid Formula Reform in Massachusetts by Bo Zhao, Community Development Discussion Paper, July 2010, No. 2010-02

Toward a More Prosperous Springfield: A Look at the Barriers to Employment from the Perspective of Residents and Supporting Organizations by DeAnna Green and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Springfield Project Team – Marques Benton, Lynn Browne, Prabal Chakrabarti, Yolanda Kodrzycki, Ana Patricia Mun~oz, Richard Walker, Bo Zhao, Community Development Discussion Paper, June 2010, No. 2010-01

Jobs in Springfield, Massachusetts: Understanding and Remedying the Causes of Low Resident Employment Rates by Yolanda Kodrzycki and Ana Patricia Mun~oz with Lynn Browne, DeAnna Green, Marques Benton, Prabal Chakrabarti, Richard Walker, and Bo Zhao, Community Affairs Discussion Paper, February 8, 2010, No. 2009-05

Greater Springfield Employment Challenges: Findings of Employer Survey and Interviews by David Plasse and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Springfield Project Team – Marques Benton, Lynn Browne, Prabal Chakrabarti, DeAnna Green, Yolanda Kodrzycki, Ana Patricia Mun~oz, Richard Walker, Bo Zhao, Community Affairs Discussion Paper, November 2009, No. 2009-04

Reinvigorating Springfield’s Economy: Lessons from Resurgent Cities by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki and Ana Patricia Mun~oz with Lynn Browne, DeAnna Green, Marques Benton, Prabal Chakrabarti, David Plasse, Richard Walker, and Bo Zhao, Community Affairs Discussion Paper, August 2009, No. 2009-03

Towards a More Prosperous Springfield, MA: What Jobs Exist for People without a College Education? by Lynn E. Browne and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Springfield Team – Marques Benton, Prabal Chakrabarti, DeAnna Green, Yolanda Kodrzycki, Ana Patricia Mun~oz, David Plasse, Richard Walker, Bo Zhao, Community Affairs Discussion Paper, August 2009, No. 2009-02

Towards a More Prosperous Springfield, Massachusetts: Project Introduction and Motivation Lynn Browne, DeAnna Green, with Marques Benton, Prabal Chakrabarti, Yolanda Kodrzycki, Ana Patricia Mun~oz, David Plasse, and Richard Walker, Community Affairs Discussion Paper, August 2009, No. 2009-01

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Manufacturing and Pollution: Trends in Old and New Industrial Centers by Matthew Klesta and Francisca Richter, A Look Behind the Numbers, Fall 2011

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Revitalizing American Cities Edited by Susan M. Wachter and Kimberly A. Zeuli

In Philadelphia’s Shadow: Small Cities in the Third Federal Reserve District by Alan Mallach, May 2012