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A Discussion of Hartford’s Economic Growth Opportunities


Posted 03/08/2011
Posted by David Isgur

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Two vice presidents from the Federal Reserve system and other urban growth experts are coming to the University of Hartford to offer some ideas and experiences that may help spark greater economic activity and revitalization in Connecticut’s capital city.  Taking part in the panel discussion on “Urban Growth and Housing: What Can Hartford Learn From Other Cities?” will be Yolanda Kodrzycki, vice president and director, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Andrew Haughwout, vice president and function head, Research Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and Dan McMillen, University of Illinois, and visiting fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.  Tom Condon, columnist and editor of the “Place” section of the Hartford Courant, will serve as moderator.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy based in Cambridge, Mass. The panel discussion is free and open to the public, and will take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon in Wilde Auditorium in the Harry Jack Gray Center at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford..

Kodrzycki, who has been working with officials in Springfield, Mass. to help try and revitalize that city, will share her experiences and speak about how similar efforts could be made in Hartford.  Haughwout will talk about housing prices and home equity, and McMillen will talk about the unpopularity of the property tax.

To register, contact Alice Schoenrock at 860.768.4581 or schoenroc@hartford.edu.

For additional   information on the lecture, please contact Jeffrey P. Cohen, associate professor of economics at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, at 860.768.4834 or jcohen@hartford.edu  .