HUD Releases State of Cities

Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes localized information on the State of the Cities for 114 metro areas.

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June 17, 2000, 6:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s State of the Cities 2000 report says growth in cities has been strong and sustained in high-tech and other jobs, business creation and homeownership. It points out that during the economic expansion, wage growth in cities has surpassed that of their surrounding suburbs.However, the report says that despite the strong recovery by cities, suburban growth continues to outpace urban growth – especially in the important high-wage, high-tech industries. In a sign of the "Digital Divide," the number of high-tech jobs in the suburbs is growing 30 percent faster than in central cities, the report finds. Central cities are the major cities in a metropolitan statistical area.The report focuses on four major themes: the new economy, demongraphics, housing challenges and new forces of decentralization. The full report is available online, as well as a "fast city lookup" with specific information for each city in the report.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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