Poverty Coming to the Suburbs

May 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

Poverty problems typically seen in the older central cities are spreading to formerly economically healthy suburbs. This article in Governing Magazine: http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/poverty-comes-suburbs.html says this trend is a growing national reality.

What are the signs of this suburban poverty issue in Snohomish County?

Possible implications for Project Concentrus efforts? For one, residents will need even greater help with job development. This argues for a stronger linkage between workforce development and economic vitality. Also, given these personal financial problems, citizens are less likely to support public sector tax increases, school levies, and other efforts to raise government revenues.

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Entry filed under: Snohomish County Reconnaissance, Suburban Poverty. Tags: , , .

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