Special Feature: A Preview of the 2003 CUMU Conference Understanding the Competitive Advantages of Inner City Economies

  • Anne Habiby Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Keywords: Higher Education, Inner City Economics


Urban colleges and universities are untapped economic engines for revitalizing urban neighborhoods. The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (!CIC) has studied the economies of America's urban communities for close to a decade. One of the most hopeful things we have found is that inner cities have economic potential which universities can unleash with minor adjustments in purchasing, hiring, delivering technical expertise, and investment patterns. The 2003 CUMU Conference at Eastern Michigan University will feature a presentation by !CIC on this work.