Behind the Knight Foundation’s Push to Revive Akron – Workforce Grants – Inside Philanthropy

Four decades after de-industrialization began in the 1970s, reviving jobs and opportunity in battered manufacturing cities across the U.S. remains a daunting challenge.

Various foundations have come at this problem from different angles over the years, and one funder that’s especially focused here these days is the Knight Foundation. In September, the foundation announced a new $5 million Knight Cities Challenge, seeking ideas to make cities more successful, with a particular eye on attracting and retaining talented people, and creating economic opportunity.

via Behind the Knight Foundation’s Push to Revive Akron – Workforce | Labor | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

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