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01-31-17

Detroit revitalizes neighborhoods with green infrastructure and workforce training

ICIC

Detroit’s underground sewer and water infrastructure is inhibited by aging and a lack of routine maintenance, yet rebuilding it would cost millions, or even billions, in funding that the city cannot afford. Instead, Detroit, like many other cities interested in resiliency and climate change, is turning to a more sustainable approach: the integration of “green infrastructure.” Read More


01-18-17

Allentown’s special tax district too attractive for investors to ignore

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In 2009, Pennsylvania State Senator Pat Browne passed a bill that created a special taxing district to incentivize new development to support the attraction and growth of businesses in Allentown, a once vivacious industrial city that sits just Northwest of Philadelphia. The area, designated a Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), has so far benefited from the tax incentive’s unique structure and attractiveness to the private sector. Read More


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