A Turnaround For Southern California

The future isn't coming: it's already here, in Southern California. But is the region ready for what's in store?
October 12, 2004, 12pm PDT | Deborah Myerson
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A decade ago, Southern California was a "simmering stew of despair": suffering from economic woes, riots, fires, and earthquakes. Yet since 2000, the Los Angeles metro area has been host to some of the fastest population growth in the nation, adding 800,000 people and triggering an economic rebound. The influx of arrivals moving to Southern California is creating new opportunities, as well as challenges, for a region once regarded as beyond hope.

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

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Published on Monday, October 11, 2004 in The Brookings Institution
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