Mansfield vs. Hamilton: An examination of two Midwestern legacy cities

Hamilton, Ohio has achieved recent success and growth by focusing on “placemaking,” investing money so they city is a place that will attract jobs and talent. This is part of Vision 2020, the city’s plan for decision-making that will promote public-private partnerships and economic development. Mansfield, a city that is by some metrics struggling to catch up with Hamilton, is looking to Hamilton for ideas it can try, too.

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