Wednesday, October 19, 2011

City manager: Economic development key to reversing ‘difficult’ budget trend

Evanston, IL beefs up its economic development staff to offset more than $15 million in budget reductions and the loss of 65 employees.  The city manager says further cuts will "severely impact our quality of life” and that the city must be more aggressive in attracting new business to the city and encouraging existing business to grow to reverse the trend.

“I believe it is the single most important thing that this city can do moving forward,” he said. More here.

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