Committed local leadership is crucial for shepherding smaller legacy cities through the process of revitalization.
The magnitude of the challenges facing smaller legacy cities means that no sector can successfully address them alone.
Efforts to revitalize smaller legacy cities cannot be successful if they focus on high income residents alone.
Quality places help to attract and retain talent, an important component of economic development.
The strength of a region depends on the strength of its central city.
In a small city where resources are scarce, competing visions for the future cannot all be implemented successfully.
Strong cities require neighborhoods of choice for all residents.
States have an important role to play in local revitalization efforts.