'Among the major findings were that regional government has value, economic diversity was a benefit, educational institutions can be an anchor, and a strong black middle class is beneficial. Economic development, not workforce development, is a key factor. In conclusion, regional equity needs ties to bind people together; sustained growth requires a diverse employment base; and growth and equity require inclusive leadership. This ambitious work covers new ground. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate level and up.' - E. C. Erickson, California State University, Stanislaus
About the Author
Chris Benner is Associate Professor in the Human and Community Development at the University of California Davis, USA.
Manuel Pastor is Professor of Geography and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and Director of the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, as well as co-Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration