This is an interesting article from the PA Downtown Center
Around the world, cities are seeking the recipe for economic success in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Indispensable assets in a post–industrial economy include well-educated people, the ability to generate new ideas and to turn those ideas into commercial realities, connectivity to global markets, and multi-modal transportation infrastructure.Another critical but often neglected asset is community distinctiveness.
Read the rest by clicking this link. via Newsroom – Pennsylvania Downtown Center.