Social and political unease surrounding wide differences in regional economic performance has troubled Americans for more than a generation. Job losses due to international trade and automation, coupled with rapid urbanization, have had especially dramatic effects on small cities, towns, and rural communities.
Join us as we bring together a variety of perspectives including academics and policy makers to examine the economic and social challenges facing vulnerable communities.
Registration deadline: April 30, 2018
Hosted by Ball State’s Center for Middletown Studies, Indiana Communities Institute, RUPRI Center for State Policy, and Center for Business and Economic Research.
Sponsored by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM) and Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.
*Select sessions of this conference qualify for continuing maintenance credits with the American Planning Association.