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Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania

Bruce Katz

Like many Midwestern states, Pennsylvania is transitioning slowly from an industrial past to a knowledge economy. As it does so, the state’s development patterns—slow growth, fast sprawl, struggling cities and older suburbs—undermines the state’s competitive future. In a presentation to the Congress for the New Urbanism, Bruce Katz assesses Pennsylvania’s efforts to adopt a new competitive agenda.