Federal Officals to Aid Recovery in Six Problematic U.S. Cities

Federal officials are being sent to work in six cities including Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans to help coordinate local officials to "tap federal funds and leverage local and regional resources," The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep reports.

The cities that will receive federal employees are marked by similar ills, such as urban decay, high joblessness, and declining population, Terlep reports.

"'We need to provide assistance and support, not just mandates,' U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Monday in Detroit, one of the cities to get federal help.

"That support will come in the form of federal officials from HUD, the Small Business Administration and the U.S. departments of Labor, Transportation, and Commerce."

"Mr. Donovan said the cities made the list because they have shown an ability to execute community programs, attract business and collaborate with other public and private sector players."

Full Story: Struggling cities to Get Federal Help

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