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Exploring Birmingham's Uneven Revitalization
In one of the most recent installments of a series examining the revitalization of Birmingham, Andrew Yeager compares the model of Cleveland to that of the Alabama city, especially the use of worker co-operatives. According to Yeager, the so-called "Cleveland Model" relied on worker co-operatives "to revitalize a depressed part of that city in the late 2000s."
Yeager's article focuses solely on this example of economic development stagey from Cleveland, finding lessons in what eventually was an underwhelming result. A previous story from the Birmingham Revitalization series examines the uneven nature of Birmingham's revitalization, and two others explore specific neighborhoods from the metropolitan area.