Assessing Cities’ Vulnerability to Bankruptcy
September 20, 2013 | Publication | Policy Research, Improving the Nation's Fiscal Future

A study by George Mason University’s State and Local Government Leadership Center takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health of six major urban centers to explore whether Detroit’s bankruptcy is an anomaly or the beginning of a trend that could spread throughout the country. The report, supported by MacArthur, includes a case study of Detroit’s fiscal woes, as well as assessments of San Bernardino, Providence, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, highlighting strengths that contribute to each city’s fiscal resiliency and complicating factors that pose a threat to their fiscal health.

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