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inner city

Technically refers to the densely populated area just outside the central business district,but usually connotes a blighted area near the city center.

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Inner cities gained economic momentum in tourism, entertainment, finance and services.
While there is clearly room for growth in the inner cities, the market is still severely underserved.
East Harlem and the South Bronx in New York City are other examples of the evolution taking place in the inner cities.
In his latest book, Wilson points out that the inner cities have suffered from federal housing and transportation policies.
It's easy to be skeptical about how well investment works in America's inner cities.
Furthermore, the study states that inner cities have a very high rate of available retail spending per square mile--$25 per square mile versus $3 million per square mile in metropolitan areas.
Meeting other winners has created many more networking and idea sharing opportunities so we're looking forward to extending this to similar companies based in the US inner cities.
However, a fundamental characteristic of inner cities is the heterogeneity of its population.
Retailers, for many reasons, largely abandoned inner cities, following their customers' exodus to the suburbs after World War II.
East Harlem in New York City is another example of the evolution taking place in the inner cities.
What seems to be a more effective solution to our crumbling inner cities, if we listen to Millman, is the renewal of these "lost" neighborhoods by immigrant influxes.
Nearly three decades after the Kerner Commission Report that described two distinct Americas--one white, one black, one rich, one poor-and many well-intentioned programs to address such problems, the $64 billion question remains: How can America's inner cities be reborn and all its citizens fully utilized?